How Should Your Child Treat Teammates Who Make Mistakes in the Game? + MORE

How Should Your Child Treat Teammates Who Make Mistakes in the Game? + MORE
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Sports Illustrated panel: Female sports reporters under 30 talk about their careers + MORE

I find the “media panels” that Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch hosts fascinating and illuminating. Deitsch occasionally convenes roundtable discussions, via email, among working pros on topics in sports media. This week, in response to the news that 28-year-old Katie Nolan w.... More »
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Parenting Children with ADHD + MORE

I often speak to parent groups about the challenges of parenting a child with ADHD. One of the most common questions asked is “How can I get my child to do what I ask him to do?” While many parents come to my presentations to hear about how to help children with ADHD focus more, be more organize.... More »

SPORTS PARENTING TRENDS: What’s the Key Ingredient for Young Athletes Today?

 Advice From the Pros to Parents and Coaches By Doug Abrams In the Sun Herald late last month, writer Patrick Ochs reported on a talk that former all-star outfielder Darryl Strawberry delivered in Biloxi, Mississippi. Reflecting on his 17 seasons in Major League Baseball, Strawberry spoke about you.... More »

Brotherly Love: An Inspirational Story + MORE

This is a story of brotherly love and inclusion. More than three-fourth million Americans suffer from Cerebral Palsy. Still not much is known about this condition. It is in order to spread more awareness about this unique condition that Hunter Gandee, 16, from Michigan goes on a walk every year carr.... More »

ABUSIVE SPORTS PARENTS: The Latest Update from Australia + MORE

More About Australia’s Ugly Parent Syndrome: Post-Game “Debriefing” By Doug Abrams  Australians have a label for the negative influence of some adults in that nation’s youth sports leagues. Aussies call it the “ugly parent syndrome.” Most often, the label describes acts of parental viol.... More »
Your child’s teammates will make mistakes; everyone expects that. Maybe because your child knows that, he may not think about the best way to respond to a frustrated teammate when he comes off the field, court, or rink, or when he comes out of the pool, or off the mat or green. I really never gave this…

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Calling me a late bloomer when it comes to girls would be an understatement. When I was sixteen, there was a group of us at a local hangout after a Friday night football game. There were several popular girls at our table, but I never really stood out like the other guys. Somehow attention turned to me to tell a funny story…

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