FOR THE PARENT….
I want to discuss difficult moments in an athlete’s life when – as the Mom or Dad – you find yourself on the spot to have to say the right thing – to find the precise words – to talk with your son or daughter when things aren’t going their way.
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In an attempt to motivate your child, have you ever fallen into the trap of comparing them to another athlete or sibling? It may seem like an efficient motivational tactic, but actually its effect is short- lived, if it even has an impact. I tried it a few times and what was the result? My kids...R.... More »
No parent wants their child to grow up with an attitude of entitlement. How can you keep that from happening? I didn’t grow up with things being handed to me. I had to work hard. Serena Williams I’m not one bit surprised to hear this statement come out of Serena’s mouth. She’.... More »
By Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
eSports are rising rapidly in participation, viewership, and money flow
Gamers are prone to overuse injuries of the upper extremity due to long hours of practice.... More »
Helping Young Athletes Unlock Their Performance
A sports parent asks:
“I have a son who is a junior baseball player. To watch him warm up and practice, he looks the part and has already got some small college offers. He fits your description of a perfectionist and therefore lacks confidence. He has had multiple injuries and his latest I feel like may be little of a crutch due to fear of failing in front of coaches and scouts…
Have you ever stopped to think how words of encouragement for kids help them thrive in school and life?
Positive words from parents, teachers, and mentors are a rich source of internal motivation and guidance to children and teens. Often, kids recall your words inside themselves for many years.
At Roots of Action, we recognize the story of childhood and adolescence as an interior journey of self-discovery and growth—the basis of a fulfilling life…