In this culture of positivity, we’ve gone a tad overboard with the importance of praise. Here’s why it needs to be balanced with some critiquing… Are you struggling with a specific problem in your parenting? Do you feel like you’ve hit a wall and just don’t know how to .... More »
“No one is loved as much as you by the people. Don’t waste that power.” This is a quote from the movie Lincoln. It was spoken by Mary Todd Lincoln to her husband Abraham Lincoln. That’s a huge statement and reflected how much of an impact Lincoln had on our country.
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Nothing good ever comes from being negative. Nothing! When you consistently put yourself down after a failure or continually catch yourself doing things wrong, then the only “good” you’ll do for yourself is to kill your self-confidence and tighten your muscles. I don’t have to tell you the.... More »
Enough of this nonsense about not loving to win and not hating to lose. This is competition! It’s what sports is all about! Learn more about how you can keep your child playing and having fun in youth sports!
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“When No One Is Watching”: Two Stories of High School Athletes’ Integrity
By Doug Abrams
With national and international crises and discord dominating the news these days, it takes something special for a youth sports story to reach a major metropolitan newspaper’s editorial page. On June 2,.... More »
Watching your kids struggle to bounce back is no fun. If you’re like me, you want to figure out how to make it better right away. Like putting a bandaid on a scrape, you want to find an emotional bandaid that covers up the ugly stuff. How do you help your child face the same pitcher who…Read More
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Brad stopped by his friend Steve’s house to drop off some tools he’d borrowed and to enjoy a brief visit. One of Steve’s kids was watching baseball in the kitchen. So they grabbed their coffee and moved into the family room—only to find Steve’s wife was watching a loud sitcom with their daughter…