Have you ever stopped to think how words of encouragement for kids help them thrive in school and life?
Positive words from parents, teachers, and mentors are a rich source of internal motivation and guidance to children and teens. Often, kids recall your words inside themselves for many years.
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Building Confidence in Youth Sports
A sports parent asks:
“I hear that it’s important to help kids set goals in sports. I’m not at all sure about how to go about this. Do you have any advice?”
Goal setting is essential in and out of sports.
A 1979 Harvard study illuminated this by t.... More »
Today is the day I’m going to talk about sports psychology.
Many of you know me as primarily focusing on sports parenting issues, having written youth sports columns for a decade for Sports Illustrated, and of course, doing my Sports Edge show on WFAN Radio for the last 20 years.
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By Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Backwards running can be used in training, with several benefits.
Forces across the kneecap are reduced compared to forward running, this backwards running can b.... More »
Do you often have to listen to young athletes who complain? As a parent, one of the most annoying moods to put up with is that of a whining child. It used to drive me crazy, but it’s the source of the whining that should be the most bothersome for parents. When your child whines,...Read M.... More »
We are thrilled to welcome Dayna Abraham to the blog! Dayna is a long-time friend of Positive Parenting Solutions. She offers helpful and practical advice for kids who have sensory processing differences and intense emotions. In celebration of her new book, we’ve asked Dayna to share her best tips to help kids through tough transitions…
Commitment is the glue that bonds you to your goals. Jill Koenig Athletes with commitment issues are the ones who struggle to make it through a season without throwing in the towel. They are the ones who start out loving a sport, but by season’s end are ready to move on to another sport, someplace where…