Proverbs 27:12 states, “A prudent person foresees the danger and takes precautions. The simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences.” It is the responsibility of a dad to provide security for his family. The best way to do this is to think worst case scenario and know the threa.... More »
Help Young Athletes Let Go Of High Expectations
When athletes are composed under pressure and can let go of mistakes quickly, they’re more likely to feel more in control and perform well.
In fact, like a lot of the mental skills we talk about, they can transfer this important skill from sports to.... More »
When your child experiences “failure” or makes mistakes in a game, the last thing he probably wants to do is think about it some more after it’s all over. During the game, coaches and parents will tell their kids to “shake it off,” which is a good idea in the heat of co.... More »
Guest Post by Katie Hurley, LCSW
Six months ago, I took my eight-year-old daughter on a road trip to San Francisco. It was her first trip to the area and she researched the city to find the best spots to visit. The list was long and we didn’t stand a chance of completing it in two days, but she.... More »
Guest Post by Dr. Laura Markham
Bickering is not yet a full-fledged fight, but it could become one. Or it could just go on all day long until it drives you crazy. Some amount of bickering is normal, since kids are still learning how to express their needs appropriately. But bickering is always a .... More »
As we gear up for another season of sports, I’d like to dedicate this column to parents of athletes. The next few months will be a challenge, but with a little humor, we can prevail through “The Twelve Weeks of Basketball Season.”
On the first week of basketball season, my true love gave to me … a load of freshly washed uniforms…
A parent asked me the following question, which I have repeated with their permission: “If I have been guilty of all the things you’ve advised us not do – i.e. coach, criticize, go on and on, get too involved, put my child under pressure, etc., how do you undo the damage done? My best intentions have had unintended impacts on my child’s self esteem & performance, so how do you make amends?
MY RESPONSE: This is a really important question for you to ask…
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Charlotte Native Parenting Expert Provides a Solution to Last Night’s HBO Documentary ‘State of Play- Trophy Kids’
Sports Parents say they are ready to make a change
Charlotte, NC December 5, 2013: ”The scholarship IS the goal” claims the basketball dad in last night’s HBO special ‘State of Play- Trophy Kids’, which featured the stories of four sports families and their quest for athletic success…
America Rice, age 11, recently expressed her views about hard work and perseverance: “If you want something,” she said, “you have to earn it. Everything is not going to come to you just when you want it.”
How do children grow up to think and feel like America Rice? How do they internalize the value of hard work and the rewards of perseverance? Regardless of income, these are questions that perplex many parents as children grow from childhood to adolescence…
This continuing “Guest Series” is being authored by Terry Ott and will delve into the Canadian Football League and the issues revolving around it and brain injury. His process began nearly a year ago, but Mr. Ott picked up some steam with the release of“League of Denial”. He has since found himself running into dead-ends and basically […]
Every organization is different and has different needs. It may be that your organization does not currently need to do a background investigation for a new hire, but has numerous volunteers lined up. There are many junctures in the hiring of new staff and evaluation process for volunteers at which the background checks can be done…
A new year inevitably brings talk of personal “resolutions”—things that we want to do better or differently going forward. Sometimes individuals are very good at staying with their new plan, but it can be a challenge not to fall off course.We have written a lot here at our “Taking you Beyond the Game” site over the years about what we believe are important values to uphold when it comes to the world of youth sports…
Boston, MA December 10, 2013 – CoachUp, the nation’s leading private coaching company, is pleased to announce a partnership with the Sports Legacy Institute (SLI).
SLI is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the study, treatment, and prevention of brain trauma in athletes and other at-risk groups…
Teens who continue to engage in full cognitive activity after sport-related concussion take from two to five times longer to recover on average than those who limit such activity, a new study has found.
Researchers found that those who engaged in the most cognitive activity after concussion took approximately 100 days on average to recover from their symptoms compared to approximately 20 to 50 days for patients who limited cognitive exertion…