Making Sleep the “Good Guy” + MORE

Making Sleep the “Good Guy” + MORE

10 Things You CAN Change About Youth Sports

There’s a lot of negative stuff happening in youth sports these days. Do you ever get frustrated with it? Don’t you wish you could wave a magic wand over a team, coach, or parent, and change them? After 34 years of being a wife and 29 years of being a mother, I’ve concluded that tr.... More »
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How To Interview And Choose The Right Coach

As the summer winds down and you’re preparing for fall, it’s critical to ensure your kids have a coach whose style and philosophy builds their confidence. Whether your young athletes are already on a team or will be with a coach for the first time, it’s important to consider how a coach affec.... More »

When Your Child is a Sore Loser

Does you child have a hard time when he or she loses? For more on losing: Losing Etiquette: 9 Rules for Sports Parents 4 Steps for Losing Correctly Learn about my 4-step plan for being a positive sports parent.          Related Stories6 words every young athl.... More »

SOCIAL MEDIA CONCERNS: The Plague of Sexting is Commonplace with HS Athletes

The national epidemic of “sexting” — HS kids sending photos of naked classmates via text messages — has become the latest trend in social media that coaches, parents, and the law have been struggling to deal with. As law professor Doug Abrams pointed out on The Sports Edge th.... More »

COPING WITH ADVERSITY: What’s the Best Way to Give Feedback to Young Athletes (…and their Parents)? + MORE

One of the basic fundamentals that all coaches embrace – whether at the youth, travel, or HS level – is that a coach has to give feedback to one’s athletes. Problem is, it’s rare for a coach to be trained at any level on how to do this. In short, it’s just sort of ̶.... More »
 Youth Leaguers Beware:  Social Media Can Ruin Your Life
 By Doug Abrams
Are you a high schooler who wants to attend a good college, perhaps on an academic or athletic scholarship? Are you a collegian who wants to remain in good standing? Want to attend graduate school afterwards? Want to land a good job before or after college? Want to earn a military commission? Want to hold a professional license that requires proof of good character? When your hair turns gray years from now, will you want to encourage your own children and grandchildren to follow your life’s example?
This column concerns one way to help assure that these and other worthwhile lifelong goals remain difficult, and perhaps impossible, to achieve – use social media to harass classmates or others…

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One in three young Australian athletes who undergo ACL surgery re-injure the same knee within 15 years, according to research presented at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s (AOSSM) Specialty Day in March 2015.

Examining the long-term success of surgery for patients aged 18 years and younger, Australian researchers found that, although nearly seven out of ten of the athletes reported returning to their pre-injury level of activity following ACL reconstruction, 31% sustained a further injury after at least 15 years…

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Making Sleep the “Good Guy”

– positiveparentingsolutions.com

How to help kids build a positive relationship to sleep
As a parent, how do you feel about sleep? Is it something to look forward to? An activity you value like good food and regular exercise? A treat you’d like to have more of?

The answer is probably yes to all of the above—we grown ups welcome the chance to sleep!

Unfortunately, our kids often don’t get that message…

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I’m all for going on trips with your kids, but the GUILT TRIP is one you need to avoid as much as possible. You see, we parents are really really good at this. We make snide, or even subtle comments that are intended to poke our kids a bit and make them feel guilty for not…Read More

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