It’s easy to blame the coach when things don’t go as we’d like. Coaches are easy targets. When your child is not playing to his potential, when she is sitting too long on the bench, or when you don’t like the way a play turned out–parents are on the prowl for someone to.... 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 »
A 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,
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October’s Positive Youth Sports Award goes to Sherry Connor, from Charlotte, North Carolina. Sherry has been coaching for six years and presently coaches high school and club volleyball. Sherry is described as: An amazing coach, and an amazing person. She cares about each of her.... More »
Are you looking for answers on how to help your child compete better? Maybe you’ve spent a lot of time and money teaching her skills, but she can’t seem to perform consistently. For young athletes, the mental toughness struggle is real. As the pressures of youth sports have increased ov.... More »
Recent news stories casting athletes, teams and sports in a negative light have shifted from the sports page to the front page in record numbers. It’s sad. Serious issues, problems and concerns have been identified and need to be addressed.
At the same time, the sports world continues to provide some inspirational stories that warm the heart…
This is the second in a series of podcasts on Mental Toughness. Today, I welcome VJ Stanley, youth sports expert, speaker, and author of Stop the Tsunami in Youth Sports. VJ’s book focuses on achieving balanced excellence and health while embracing the value of playing for fun. In other words, let the kids have fun!…
I recently listened to a TED talk by Sir Ken Robinson regarding educating our children. He made the argument that in order for kids to learn you have to engage their curiosity, individuality, and their creativity. He then went on to make this brilliant analogy: Death Valley is the hottest, driest, and lowest place in the United States…