How Parents Can Encourage Kids Without Pressure

How Parents Can Encourage Kids Without Pressure

Sports Parenting Reality Check: It’s OK if Your Child Doesn’t Go Pro

Sports parenting sometimes requires an honest reality check. Every parent wants their child to have success. But success doesn’t look the same for every athlete and it certainly doesn’t mean that your child is going to play in the pros, or even in college. This post is an excerpt from my.... More »
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Top Youth Sports Injuries,Part 5: Smart Habits for Athletic Recovery + MORE

  This is the fifth and final week in the series Top Youth Sports Injuries series sponsored by the UHealth Sports Medicine Institute, part of the University of Miami health system. UHealth is paying me for these posts because they believe strongly in the importance of a safe youth sports e.... More »
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Encouraging Words for Kids That Ignite Self-Discovery and Growth + MORE

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.... More »

19 Ways You Can Help Your Child’s Youth Sports Team

Helping your child’s youth sports team is important for you, your child, and your child’s team. We tell our kids over and over that in order to win they must work together as a team. A great way for you to show them how this works is by working with other parents on the team...Read .... More »

6 Ways Good Sleep Can Help Your Athlete Play Better

This article is sponsored by SleepAdvisor.org, a company that is dedicated to helping everyone achieve their optimal sleep level and wake up each day with more energy and focus. Good Sleep is often overlooked as a fitness strategy for athletic performance. Every athlete knows they need the right cal.... More »
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How to Avoid Pressuring Young Athletes
A sports parent asks:
“When should children be encouraged to push through the hard times and when is it okay for them to just take a break?”
At a certain point in your children’s athletic careers, all parents must ask themselves this question…
If you push your children too hard, you risk taking the fun out of the game for them, possibly prompting them to quit…

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