Mental Keys To Helping Your Athletes Move Past Mistakes… + MORE

Mental Keys To Helping Your Athletes Move Past Mistakes… + MORE
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Family Sites You Won’t Want to Miss! + MORE

My new book, The Me, Me, Me Epidemic is officially in bookstores now and I am so grateful for the amazing tribe of Un-Entitling Ambassadors — leading parenting experts and brilliant bloggers – who helped me share this book and the Un-Entitling Toolbox with the world. I encourage you t.... More »

How to Recognize the Uncontrollables and Stay Focused on What Matters Most + MORE

When you go into a game focusing on one or more UC’s or “uncontrollables” three things will always happen to you. First, you will begin to get nervous and physically tense. Second, you will lose your self-confidence. Third, and as a direct result of these first two, your performance will qui.... More »

3 Ways to Protect Your Child When He’s Playing Outdoors

This post is sponsored by N’visible patch, a safe and effective way to protect your kids from but bites when playing outdoors.  With spring here and summer fast approaching, playing outdoors is an everyday event. Outdoor athletes face unique challenges as they not only battle sports opponents, th.... More »
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The Positive Power of “No” – Fostering Resiliency + MORE

“No.” This simple two-letter word is often absent from our parenting vocabulary. Yet, a firm “no” can be a positive developmental tool for building resiliency in children. In parenting today, we are encouraged to focus so absolutely on our children’s happiness, self-esteem, and emotional h.... More »

How to Be an AWESOME Basketball Parent! + MORE

Basketball season is here for many of you? Are you ready? Here’s some things you must bring to the game if you want to make it a great season: It’s Your Last Chance! Nominate a coach, volunteer, or parent for the November Positive Youth Sports Award! Take just a minute and nominate someo.... More »
youth sports 1429713003 557165131 Mental Keys To Helping Your Athletes Move Past Mistakes… + MOREToo often, kids get hung up on the mistakes they make in sports.
That means as soon as they goof up, they have trouble getting the mistake out of their minds.
They dwell on the mistake—instead of moving past it. They scold themselves for goofing up. They then focus on avoiding making more mistakes…

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No one warns sports parents when they sign up their child for his first season of sports that it’s not going to be all fun and games.  Oh, it may start out that way for you. But something happens as kids get older and the competition gets stiffer; the light hearted fun gets forgotten as many parents get discouraged…

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President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University

Key Points:

A recent study revealed a 924% increase in ACL surgery performed in the under-15 age group between 1990 and 2007
This study along with other data point to the need to do ACL tear prevention training in the youngest age groups


A recently published study in the open source Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine revealed some amazing – and somewhat disturbing – trends in ACL surgery…

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