ABUSIVE SPORTS PARENTS: More on Coping with Parental Expectations + MORE

ABUSIVE SPORTS PARENTS: More on Coping with Parental Expectations + MORE
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Why Communication is More Important for Athletes

How to Develop Confidence in Sports Kids Sports parents, and coaches alike, play an integral role in how your sports kids feel about the sports they play and their overall experiences. Often sports parents, however, can unwittingly hurt their kids’ confidence by being overly enthusiastic. For exa.... More »

You Might be Embarrassing Your Child if….

Are you unintentionally embarrassing your child? Any sports parent who uses humiliation or embarrassment to try to motivate an athlete is barking up the wrong tree. In an article by Dr. Chris Stankovich, founder of Advanced Human Performance Systems, an athletic counseling and human performance enh.... More »

How Much Will You Sacrifice for Your Kid’s Dreams in Sports?

What kind of financial sacrifices are you making for your kid’s sports to pursue their dreams at playing at a higher level? In the article Behind every Olympian is a financial sacrifice, the evidence is clear: Behind every athlete who makes it to the next level, is some sort of financial sac.... More »
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Our Favorite Books for Summer 2018 + MORE

Every year, as summer rolls around, we give you the list of our favorite reads of the year so far. Between Memorial Day, Fathers Day, and that upcoming vacation I hope you are taking, it’s a great time to catch up on some reading. There have been some great new books that have come out The pos.... More »

COLLEGE RECRUITING: Don’t Be Shy: Ask the Tough Questions

THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER, AND OF COURSE, IN SOME STATES, SCHOOL HAS ALREADY BEGUN. AND NATURALLY, ALL HS SPORTS PRACTICES, TRYOUTS, AND SCRIMMAGES ARE ALSO UNDERWAY. AS WE HEAD INTO SEPTEMBER, COLLEGE RECRUITING CONTINUES TO ESCALATE AS WELL. TO THAT END, I WANT TO REMIND A.... More »
Your child’s success will not depend merely on their skills. Throughout 22 years of being a sports mom, I’ve seen my kids succeed and fail many times based on what was going on in their heads. All the skill in the world cannot stand up to the power of a mindset, and the voices that…Read More
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A couple of weeks ago, we really zeroed in on what –in my opinion — I consider to be at the true epicenter of all the conflicts and friction these days between Sports Parents and HS coaches.
More specifically, the issue of Parental Expectations for their kids in sports.
The response to this topic was impressive then, and in fact, I’m still receiving emails and blog posts about it…

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