Do you do more talking than listening as you parent? It’s a habit that many parents have. I did it a lot because I felt that my words would fix my kids and that they certainly needed to hear what I had to say! But I’ve come to learn, through my 30 years of parenting,...Read More
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We’ve all seen it. Experienced it. Sometimes painfully – a complete display of obnoxious behavior by someone else’s kid.
Maybe in a checkout line. Or the candy aisle. Or at a school event or party.
For most of us, it takes a lot of willpower to not take over and manage the situat.... More »
By Amol Saxena, DPM
Podiatric Surgeon, Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Palo Alto California
Consulting Physician, USA Track and Field
The term “Turf toe” originally was used to describe injuries of the big toe joint sustained by American football players on artificial turf in the 1970s. The.... More »
Something very curious has been happening at prestigious Scarsdale (NY) HS over the last couple of years. Despite having some very successful athletic programs, at least half a dozen experienced head varsity coaches have been let go.
And in all of the cases, nobody knows why. Even some of the dismis.... More »
Hard to believe, but true.
I grew up during a time when youth sports were not influenced by parents, travel teams, elite camps, the college recruiting of middle school kids, and so on. When you went outside to play with your friends, you found an empty field or sandlot, put down markers for boundari.... More »
Mental Preparation For Young Athletes
A parent asks:
“My child doesn’t seem as mentally ready as some of the other kids in his league. I need concrete ideas on what to say and do to help my child prepare for competition.”
“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”
This old Benjamin Franklin quote says it all! Lack of mental preparation by kids leads to lack of consistency in their play…
EDITOR’S NOTE: When my nephew Matt McMonagle told me of his plans to visit all 50 states as a way of determining where he wanted to live long-term (and more), I was impressed and a little envious. What an adventure! Matt is just the type of guy to pull it off in style. Here’s his story. […]
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