ABUSIVE SPORTS PARENTS: The Latest Update from Australia + MORE

ABUSIVE SPORTS PARENTS: The Latest Update from Australia + MORE
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4 Tips for Pokemon Go Safety + MORE

A Guest Post from Amy Tiemann, PhD The new mobile game Pokémon Go has won the hearts and minds of millions of Americans with over 7 million downloads in its first week of release. This has happened so quickly that many parents are just catching up with this new craze. What makes this game diff.... More »

3 Exercises to Develop Winning Concentration + MORE

Your ability to focus on what's important and let go of everything else is absolutely essential to reaching your potential as an athlete. If you concentrate on the wrong things at the wrong time, you'll never perform to your true potential!   Concentration is one of the KEY mental skills responsi.... More »
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4 Ways Children Learn the Art of Giving

Guest Post by Marilyn Price-Mitchell, PhD Is there an “art of giving?” I believe there is. Much like the creative inspiration that flows through paint brushes and poetry, giving is an individual expression of caring for someone or something beyond ourselves. Most of us learn the art of giv.... More »
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It’s Time to End the Sideline Sportsanity + MORE

As soon as I stepped out of my car in the parking lot, I could hear it. It was a beautiful Saturday afternoon of travel soccer, but there it was. You know what I’m talking about: that sometimes beautiful, often times excruciating cacophony of sounds that we have come to know as “cheering for our.... More »

If You Have to Keep Saying NO to This, Then You are too Busy! + MORE

Busy-ness and sports parenting go hand in hand. But if you continually say NO to these two things, then maybe it’s time to start setting some boundaries so that you have to margin to say when you should!     Only 3 Days Left! Don’t Miss This Great Opportunity! Are you Tired of.... More »
How do you raise a champion? Last year I watched a show about Olympic parents. I wondered, would they all be hard-driving parents?  Were they super competitive? What did they do to help their child achieve championship status? Their answers were not really what I’d expected, but they most definitely made me smile…

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More About Australia’s Ugly Parent Syndrome: Post-Game “Debriefing”
By Doug Abrams
 Australians have a label for the negative influence of some adults in that nation’s youth sports leagues. Aussies call it the “ugly parent syndrome.” Most often, the label describes acts of parental violence, particularly acts that are serious enough to reach the headlines…

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