How to Communicate with Your Teenage Daughter + MORE

How to Communicate with Your Teenage Daughter + MORE
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How to Respect a Coach That You Don’t Respect + 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 Best Way to Teach Your Child to be a Team Player!

There’s good ways to teach your child to be a team player, and there’s there’s the BEST way….   Learn How You Can Talk with Janis!        Related StoriesWhy Coaches Play FavoritesHere’s How You Can Help Your Athlete Handle Sports.... More »
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6 Essential Tools to Help Your Child Overcome Anxiety + MORE

A Guest Post from Julie Sams, MA, LPC Anxiety stems from your child’s reaction to stress, and according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America affects one in every 8th child.  From the child who is deeply afraid of bees to the child who will not leave their home out of fear, anxiet.... More »

Here’s the Secret to Breaking Bad Habits! + MORE

Breaking bad habits is like building muscle; it takes time and persistence. This short video gives some very practical steps on how to break bad habits. You can break those bad parenting habits with a little work! In order to break the bad, you need to replace with new. My new book, 11 Habits of Ha.... More »

COPING WITH ADVERSITY: Are Sports Parents Shielding Their Kids Too Much? + MORE

 Teaching Youth Leaguers to Overcome Adversity: Perspectives From a Hall of Fame Coach By Doug Abrams Tom Izzo, Michigan State University’s successful head basketball coach, sat for a lengthy interview last month on “The Drive With Jack Ebling.” The recent inductee into the Naismith Basketbal.... More »
flag football tournaments 1426035661 1404525332 How to Communicate with Your Teenage Daughter + MOREIs your child playing on a team where he is competing against another player for a starting sport or for playing time?
All three of my kids faced this situation at various times in middle and high school.
My oldest daughter had a girl competing with her for her catching spot, my son had another QB trying to take his position from him, and my youngest daughter had another girl who desperately wanted her starting libero spot…

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Is playing time in youth sports a constant issue in your home?  For you and your child? Take 3 minutes and watch this video: it may help your perspective.     Are You Frustrated with the Politics of Youth Sports? The issue of politics in youth sports can take all the fun out of the…Read More

       Related StoriesWhy Youth Sports Team-Hopping is a Bad Idea“What is the Coach Thinking?”Sports Parents, Get off the Bench and Stop Being Critical 

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President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Key Points:

The “female athlete triad” is a combination of eating disorder, lack of menstrual cycle, and low bone density
This is a complex medical issue requiring care from a number of medical professionals
If not treated, the female athlete triad can be a career ender as well as have lifetime consequences

There’s an excellent article about American teenage runner Mary Cain in yesterday’s New York Times…

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I have two teenage daughters and they are the light of my world. I feel privileged to say that most of their lives I’ve been right by their sides. It’s been the greatest honor of my life. Each phase presenting its own challenges and learning curves, but each full of love, laughter, and a closeness that I thought was beyond my capability…

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