How to Communicate with Your Teenage Daughter + MORE

How to Communicate with Your Teenage Daughter + MORE
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Help Sports Kids Who Worry About Disappointing Teammates

Helping Young Athletes Define Their Self-Concept A sports parent asks: “How do I help my child be more focused on his role on the team and not so worried about disappointing his teammates and others?” It’s common for sports kids to worry about disappointing others. Kids often seek soc.... More »

Little League coach makes fun of crazy youth sports parents + MORE

Little League coach makes fun of crazy youth sports parents Have a case of the Mondays? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Thanks to a brilliant video that Michael S. Rosenwald of The Washington Post covered late last week, we’ve got a fresh, new outlook on youth sports. In the vi.... More »

TRENDS IN SPORTS: Are HS Sports Programs Going to Fade Away Due to Travel Teams?

Today’s WFAN show focused on what happens next when HS athletic directors find it more and more difficult to hire qualified coaches. As discussed last week, there is such an exodus of talented coaches out of HS programs that school districts are really discovering that it’s a challenge t.... More »

Developing Mentally Tough Athletes + MORE

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Why Do Parents Blame the Coach? + MORE

It’s easy to blame the coach when things don’t go as we’d like. Coaches are easy targets. When your child is not playing to his potential, when she is sitting too long on the bench, or when you don’t like the way a play turned out–parents are on the prowl for someone to.... 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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national youth football tournaments 1426035656 310107852 How to Communicate with Your Teenage Daughter + MOREBy Dev Mishra, M.D.
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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