7 Conversation Starters for Family Dinners + MORE

7 Conversation Starters for Family Dinners + MORE

Sport Parenting Podcast: How to Wrestle (or any play other sport) with Character

To listen to the podcast, click on the above arrow. In this episode I am featuring Robert Murphy of Wrestling With Character. Robert Murphy is a husband, father, sales professional, and teacher. Coach Murphy recently combined his knowledge of wrestling along with his passion for molding young kid.... More »
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10 Battles for Your Family You Must Fight and Win + MORE

  The people of ancient Galatia (modern day Turkey) lived on a plain that was virtually indefensible, but they managed to survive there for nearly 600 years. How did they do it? Well, when an enemy attacked, they would take their entire family with them to see the battle. Wives and children wo.... More »
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How to Maintain a Positive Attitude When You’re Losing + MORE

How to Maintain a Positive Attitude When You’re Losing This post is dedicated to a reader who asked a very important question about how to stay positive even when you know you are losing. I can understand how this would be difficult in our current sports culture where so much emphasis is placed .... More »

SPORTS PARENTING TRENDS: Are Kids Born with Grit…Or Do They Learn it?

There’s a major New York Times best-selling book that was published about two months ago, and it has the simple title of GRIT: The Power of Passion and Perseverance. The author is Dr. Angela Duckworth, a professor of psychology  at the Univ of Penn who has studied this trait – grit — for .... More »

Copa America Centenario 2016 Preview

Written by Ben Nadeau, Daniel McGuinness, Danny Moon, and Terrell Brown Today, Copa America Centenario kicks off all across America, starting with the USMNT facing off against Colombia, one of the world’s best. In most years, Copa America is a tournament typically held every four years between.... More »
A piece on Medium.com headlined “The power of your writing: Why you should write even if you think nobody is reading” seems to be aimed more at creative writers and personal essayists than journalists, but I think it has some good advice for any writer, and it’s a nice follow-up to yesterday’s post in this space by Michael Schottey…

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The Jones household is in desperate need of some dinner conversation starters. Five minutes into the meal, Tony (a.k.a. Dad), having patiently waited for the initial feeding frenzy to settle down, asks twelve-year-old Emily, “What’s new at school?”
“Nothing.”
“How about you, Jason?”
“I dunno…

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