A man, his puppy, a night of drinking—and a writing lesson + MORE

A man, his puppy, a night of drinking—and a writing lesson + MORE

Iowa Hawkeyes Start a New Tradition by Waving to the Children’s Hospital

What would you think if you saw the entire crowd at a packed football stadium waving to the children’s hospital behind them? Sports have long been seen as something that the ordinary people look up to for inspiration and encouragement. Whatever they are going through, they look up to their fav.... More »
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3 Strategies for Parenting Competitive Twins (Or Siblings Close in Age) + MORE

Twins… double the love, the fun, and the joy! But sometimes twins can be double the trouble – or at least that’s how it feels when sibling competition kicks into high gear and you’re trying to manage the chaos in “stereo.” And it’s not just twins. Parents with siblings close in a.... More »
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What is Emotional Intelligence? Great Tools for Home and School

What is emotional intelligence? How do parents and teachers nurture it at home and in the classroom? What methods are working?    Emotional intelligence (EI for short) has become a popular term since Daniel Goleman authored his book with the same title in 1995. Several decades of research not on.... More »

DANGERS OF CONCUSSIONS: Parents Sue School District So Their Injured Son Can Play in Championship Game

Every so often, something happens in the course of amateur and youth sports that makes one pause….and makes one think about whether we as sports parent really do have our priorities in order. Let ask you this: if your son, a HS football player, had been diagnosed with a possible concussion, would .... More »

You’re Invited to a Free Online Soccer Summit! + MORE

Do you have a soccer player in the house? If your answer is YES, then you won’t want to miss this free online soccer summit hosted by scholarshipsforsoccer.com. If you’re answer is NO, then you may still want to listen in on some of the summit sessions because they actually can apply to.... More »
Do you turn get on Facebook, or Pinterest, or Instagram, and ever think to yourself “Everyone’s kid has a trophy, won their big game, and is having great success, but mine is not?” Does it drive you nuts when everyone else’s kids seem to be achieving something remarkable, or looking so happy, and you are […

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flag football tournament 1411685641 1573704809 A man, his puppy, a night of drinking—and a writing lesson + MOREEditor’s Note:  Along with TeamSnap, SportsFeelGoodStories.com is searching for the “2014 Sports Feel Good Story of the Year.”  This is an entry from Justin Johnson of St. Louis Park, Minnesota. If you’ve read a sports story that’s inspirational or that makes you feel good, please consider entering our Sports Feel Good Story of the Year Contest here…

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I love it when media consultant Al Tomkins does his close reads of TV commercials for storytelling tips on Poynter.org. I don’t know why they always seem to be about Budweiser ads, but I like them all the same.
This time, Tompkins is looking at Bud’s minute-long viral video “Friends Are Waiting,” which has more than 13…

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youth football tournaments 1411685640 1017331585 A man, his puppy, a night of drinking—and a writing lesson + MOREThe past several weeks have been hard on sports fans. With each day, it seemed that another unflattering story was revealed of an athlete or teams’ misdeeds.  Then, these negative stories took on lives of their own dominating coverage in newspapers, radio sports shows, TV sports shows, etc.

In hopes of shining the light on better things in sports, let’s take a look back at some inspirational sports stories from days gone by…

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The new movie, The Song hits theaters tomorrow, September 26th. It’s a modern day story based on the life of King Solomon—the wisest and wealthiest king to ever live. The movie focuses on the character of Jed, a musician, and his love story with a woman named Rose. The two meet, romance, marry, and soon after have a son…

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