Helping Parents Keep Their Wits on Long Winter Days
For parents with little ones, winter days can feel like an eternity.Cold temperatures, weather hazards, the dreaded cold and flu season, and the onset of cabin fever can lead to a frustrating loop of, “I’m bored” and “What are we going.... More »
Child and adolescent psychotherapist, Katie Hurley, believes in empowering girls. And she thinks the time to start is now.
She’s not alone. Stories that have emerged from the #MeToo movement have made it abundantly clear that a woman’s lack of self-esteem and her silence on bullying, abuse, and .... More »
Has your child ever struggled with how to respect a coach that’s hard to like? Has this ever happened to you? Your child plays on a team with a coach that, for whatever reason, you just can’t respect. You are frustrated with him or her, and your frustration rubs off on your child. The en.... More »
The pressure and heat of competition bring out the best and the worst in athletes and parents. I’ve been amazed to see parents who always seem so calm, go berzerk at their child’s games. Kids are not the only ones who need to work on handling their emotions! It’s easy for me.... More »
By Rachel Flanagan
With summer break comes a burst of new
activities for families, including summer camp for kids, plus a plethora of
sports and academic opportunities. That means you and your children meeting and
interacting with new counselors, coaches, tutors and others.
There are m.... More »
Athletes are not the only ones who need coaches. Sometimes parents need coaches too. However, athletes and parents need two different types of coaches. The word “coach” is used a lot these days. And it actually has a couple of meanings. Do you know these two different kinds of coaches? The most common meaning of…
The Importance of Resiliency in Youth Sports
A sports parent asks, “My children seem to get easily stressed out when things go wrong while playing. Is there anything I can do about this?”
The issue your children are facing is common and can be challenging. They could benefit from some training that boosts their resilience…