How to Raise Socially Responsible Girls

How to Raise Socially Responsible Girls
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Our Favorite Books for Summer 2018 + MORE

Every year, as summer rolls around, we give you the list of our favorite reads of the year so far. Between Memorial Day, Fathers Day, and that upcoming vacation I hope you are taking, it’s a great time to catch up on some reading. There have been some great new books that have come out The pos.... More »

COLLEGE RECRUITING: Don’t Be Shy: Ask the Tough Questions

THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER, AND OF COURSE, IN SOME STATES, SCHOOL HAS ALREADY BEGUN. AND NATURALLY, ALL HS SPORTS PRACTICES, TRYOUTS, AND SCRIMMAGES ARE ALSO UNDERWAY. AS WE HEAD INTO SEPTEMBER, COLLEGE RECRUITING CONTINUES TO ESCALATE AS WELL. TO THAT END, I WANT TO REMIND A.... More »

CLUB TEAMS: How They Are Redefining Youth Sports in America

A week or so ago, there was an excellent in-depth article entitled EMPTY BASES in the March issue of NEW JERSEY Monthly Magazine (NJMonthly.com) that really deserves some discussion. In short, the article focused on the growing and devastating impact that club teams are having on local youth and rec.... More »
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Helping Youth Baseball Players Deal with Failure

Strategies to Help Sports Kids Overcome Failure Fear of failure affects sports children in all types of sports, but can be especially challenging in baseball, says Nova Newcomer, executive director, Friends of Baseball, in Portland, Oregon. “The tough challenge with baseball is it’s a failur.... More »
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What to Say to Sports Kids After a Game + MORE

Communicating With Sports Kids After Games Sports parents often ask how to best communicate with their sports children after a game. This is a critical question; the messages that parents give their sports kids after a game can do wonders for their self-esteem and confidence, or on the contrary, do.... More »

How to Raise Socially Responsible Girls

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flag football tournament 1517075081 2032305792 How to Raise Socially Responsible GirlsA Guest Post from Katie Hurley, LCSW

A thirteen-year-old girl comes to me week after week with a litany of complaints about social media. She doesn’t like the
way her friends act on Instagram. She doesn’t like it when people unfollow her because they’re mad about something,
only to follow her again a few hours later…

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How to Raise Socially Responsible Girls

How to Raise Socially Responsible Girls
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Injuries and Self-Image in Youth Sports

How Injuries Can Affect Self-Image Injuries and lack of rest are among the many confidence killers in youth sports, says Dr. Shawn Worthy, Metropolitan State University of Denver professor and clinical psychologist who specializes in sports and adolescent psychology. They can prompt kids to feel bur.... More »

DANGERS OF SOCIAL MEDIA: How Can We Get Our Kids to Understand the Potential Issues?

Please forgive me, but for the life of me, I still cannot understand why so many of our young and talented athletes decide to post unbelievably stupid, vulgar, and offensive stuff on social media. This is a topic I’ve addressed on my show several times in the past. But the problem seems to go on, .... More »

BOOK REVIEW: HEMORRHOIDS AT HALFTIME -An Insider’s View of High School Athletics

Over the course of my doing my radio show over the years, I have assembled a pretty substantial library of books on sports in this country. Many of these works are written by dedicated individuals who share my passion and concern for what’s happening to kids in sports. And the vast majority of the.... More »
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ABUSIVE SPORTS PARENTS: Still Trying to Curb Violent Acts by Angry Parents + MORE

 More About Why Criminal Prosecutions Can Help Control Parental Violence in Youth Sports By Doug Abrams   A few years ago, a Minnesota judge sentenced a father to six months in prison for grabbing his son’s pee wee hockey coach in a choke hold during a practice session while the 11-12-year-o.... More »
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Finding a Balanced Level of Involvement as a Sports Parent + MORE

How to Be a Supportive Sports Parent, Not a Pushy Sports Parent A sports parent asks: “How can I help my children really own their own sports experience?” Sports parents can sometimes forget that the sports experience should belong to their children. When parents are too intrusive, cont.... More »

How to Raise Socially Responsible Girls

– positiveparentingsolutions.com

youth football tournaments 1517075081 944515806 How to Raise Socially Responsible GirlsA Guest Post from Katie Hurley, LCSW

A thirteen-year-old girl comes to me week after week with a litany of complaints about social media. She doesn’t like the
way her friends act on Instagram. She doesn’t like it when people unfollow her because they’re mad about something,
only to follow her again a few hours later…

Continue Reading On positiveparentingsolutions.com »