A parent recently asked me: How do I let go? The million dollar question!
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Well, there goes that golden piece of parental logic. For years, we’ve been arguing, imploring and threatening our kids to get off their Xbox, PS4 or even Wiis (are those still around?) and get outside for some fresh air and reality. It isn’t healthy, we argued, to sit in front of that TV and play video games for hours…
Pretty soon we’re going to start seeing lists of the best sportswriting of 2014, and I’ll try to collect them on the B/R Blog so you and I can make sure we catch up on any great writing we’ve missed.
One way to get a pile of great writing every week year-round is to follow ESPN senior writer Don Van Natta Jr…
What is the one thing that will make a difference for your child when faced with youth sports difficulties and loss? I’ve been reading a book by John Maxwell called Sometimes You Win–Sometimes You Learn and he says that Hope is one of the most precious things we have in life. It inspires and motivates when…