Helping Sports Kids Set Goals

Helping Sports Kids Set Goals

Listening: 4 Traits of a Parent Who Listens Well

Do you do more talking than listening as you parent? It’s a habit that many parents have. I did it a lot because I felt that my words would fix my kids and that they certainly needed to hear what I had to say! But I’ve come to learn, through my 30 years of parenting,...Read More &#.... More »

Why Your Child’s Failure is the Key to Success

One of the hardest parts of being a sports mom was watching my kids experience failure at something they’d worked so hard to achieve. It’s often painful for parents to watch their child’s growing-up process because that almost always includes watching their child’s failure. W.... More »
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How to Help Athletes Who Stop Trying or Give Up

Is Your Young Athlete a Perfectionist? A young athlete asks: “I’m 14 years old and have been playing tennis since I was 5. But 2 years ago I started to go to an academy. And at the same time I started to play tournaments. One of my coaches calls me a bull because I’m always so stu.... More »
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Turf Toe Injuries

By Amol Saxena, DPM Podiatric Surgeon, Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Palo Alto California Consulting Physician, USA Track and Field   The term “Turf toe” originally was used to describe injuries of the big toe joint sustained by American football players on artificial turf in the 1970s. The.... More »
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Is Your Child Ready to Play at a Higher Level? Here’s 3 Next Steps for You and Your Young Athlete + MORE

To every sports parent, I say, I hope your young athlete is enjoying their youth sports experience. I hope they are having fun, growing, making friends, developing skills, and learning valuable life-impacting lessons. I recognize, however, that for many of you, the youth sports experience has become.... More »

Helping Sports Kids Set Goals


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Building Confidence in Youth Sports
A sports parent asks:
“I hear that it’s important to help kids set goals in sports. I’m not at all sure about how to go about this. Do you have any advice?”
Goal setting is essential in and out of sports.
A 1979 Harvard study illuminated this by tracking the success of students who set goals and who did not…

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