All-American. World-champion. Greatest shooter on the planet. Most Valuable Player…twice. Yes, I am talking about Steph Curry, the all-world guard for the Golden State Warriors. These are the things we all say about him – we all know about him – when the lights are shining brightly.... More »
One of the hardest parts of being a sports mom was watching my kids experience failure at something they’d worked so hard to achieve. It’s often painful for parents to watch their child’s growing-up process because that almost always includes watching their child’s failure. W.... More »
A Guest Post from Katie Hurley, LCSW
A thirteen-year-old girl comes to me week after week with a litany of complaints about social media. She doesn’t like the
way her friends act on Instagram. She doesn’t like it when people unfollow her because they’re mad about something,
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Your athlete’s success will face a lot of challenges. Youth sports is full of challenges, there is no doubt about that. You’ve seen your child face playing time battles, coaching conflicts, teammate clashes, and performance slumps. And these are without a doubt big hurdles for your young.... More »
Strategies to Help Sports Kids Overcome Failure
Fear of failure affects sports children in all types of sports, but can be especially challenging in baseball, says Nova Newcomer, executive director, Friends of Baseball, in Portland, Oregon.
“The tough challenge with baseball is it’s a failur.... More »
Entitlement is another one of those relatively new concepts in youth sports that really didn’t exist when most of today’s sports parents were growing up. Like the concept of travel teams, or burnout, or repetitive use injuries, coaching entitlement is one of those issues that has sprung up like an annoying weed in youth sports, and it has unfortunately spread all over the country…
If your kid has a cell phone or a tablet and has downloading privileges you need to read this.
We all know that child predators will do just about anything to groom children and teens (and even their family members) to gain their trust, and this includes taking advantage of messaging apps on their mobile devices…