Dealing with My Daughter’s Boyfriend + MORE

Dealing with My Daughter’s Boyfriend + 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 »

What’s Your Family’s Summertime Strategy?

Summertime brings vacations, camps, lots of outdoor fun, and of course, the inevitable sound of your child saying, “I’m bored!” I do not advocate filling every moment of your child’s summer; in fact, I think “boredom” every now and then is good for kids because it.... More »

PARENTS V. COACHES: Star HS Pitcher Dictates to His Coach His Playing Time + MORE

I found this bizarre story in Collegiate Baseball last week. I can never recall a high school athlete – even a top one like this kid – ever pull a stunt like this. Here’s what happend, and you make your own call. This occurred in a league game this past April between two Tucson HS .... More »
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When Sports Kids Don’t Get Enough Playing Time + MORE

When sports kids don’t get enough playing time, it can really hurt their confidence, motivation, and self-esteem. They feel as if the coaches don’t value them. They worry that they’re doing everything wrong. As sports parents, you can help your young athletes when they feel this way. First of.... More »
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The “Disciplining Other People’s Children” Dilemma

We’ve all seen it. Experienced it. Sometimes painfully – a complete display of obnoxious behavior by someone else’s kid. Maybe in a checkout line. Or the candy aisle. Or at a school event or party. For most of us, it takes a lot of willpower to not take over and manage the situat.... More »

The Mindset of High-Performers


“I lost my starting spot on the soccer team. I’m just not good at soccer.” “I failed my math test. I’m just not good at math.” Ever heard such a statement form one of your kids? From one of your players? If so, it is very likely that the single greatest factor limiting their performance […

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Here’s an interesting interview with GigaOm senior writer Mathew Ingram, who gets mentioned on this blog from time to time and with whom, full disclosure, I once ate lunch.
Ingram covers the tech business for GigaOm, and in that role is a keen observer of changes in media. A longtime writer, editor and blogger for the Financial Times of Canada and, the Globe and Mail, he’s interested in both the rise of new media and the death of the newspaper…

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For a few weeks I kept hearing the name of this boy. He would come up in the car, or be the answer to the question, “Who are you texting?” Then one day there he was, strolling up to my car window as I dropped her off at a party. He was confident and pleasant, wearing glasses and a white tee shirt, and obviously knew who I was, as he extended his young hand towards mine…

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