MLB Draft Preview 2014: New England Prospects + MORE

MLB Draft Preview 2014: New England Prospects + MORE
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Teach Your Kids How to Fight + MORE

Do your kids know how to fight? No one needs to teach kids to fight; they are born with that instinct. But there is a healthy way and an unhealthy way to handle conflict. By teaching your kids the right way, they can “fight” in a way that resolves conflict instead of escalating it. The.... More »

3 Quick & Easy Tips for Taking Great Photos of Your Kids Playing Sports

Thanks to Vincent Pugliese from Sports Photo School  for writing this post on some quick tips for taking great photos of your kids playing sports. I see the frustration at almost every one of my kids’ games. No, it’s not from the players. It’s from the parents. Being that I’.... More »
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Stress Relief for Families with ADHD: The Value of Mindfulness + MORE

The concept of stress relief has far greater implications for families with ADHD than it might seem. That’s because parenting a child with ADHD is demanding, with its impact on parents often underappreciated. There is a common insinuation that ADHD is not “real.” Some people think parents just.... More »

SPORTS PARENTING: Is It Okay for Our Young Athletes to Fail in Sports?

As many of you know, I was on vacation last week. That break gave me some time to catch up on a lot of email and articles, and during my time off, one parenting column in particular – written by a parenting reporter from CNN, Kelly Wallace —  caught my eye. The column’s headline was: Why .... More »

TRENDS IN SPORTS: More Discussion of E-Gaming as Sport

Building upon Doug Abram’s superb column from earlier this week about the threat that videogames pose to our kids’ long-term health, I presented to the WFAN listening audience this straightforward question: knowing how popular videogaming has become in recent years with our kids, has it.... More »
Soccer Tip: Matt Besler Defending The Breakaway

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Want to defend the break away like a pro soccer player? Check out Soccer Tips: Defending 1v1 with Matt Besler, a member of the United States Mens National Soccer Team that’s about to head to Brazil for the World Cup and defender for Sporting Kansas City in the MLS…

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national flag football tournament 1402061094 1377629155 MLB Draft Preview 2014: New England Prospects + MOREAs productive human athletes, we just assume that we can knock down any walls put in front of us and conquer new feats of greatness if “we just put our mind to it.”  Our conscious brain sets goals, gives pep talks and convinces us that with the right training plan, we can finish a race of any distance…

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nfl flag football tournament 1402061091 774725812 MLB Draft Preview 2014: New England Prospects + MOREToday marks the beginning of the 2014 MLB draft, and for some, the start of making childhood dreams come true. This year many highly talked about prospects are coming out of our own backyard. Some of the top prospects in this year’s draft either play in or are from the New England area. A lot of people might be surprised by this due to the fact that places like Florida, Texas, and California are the typical breeding grounds for top MLB prospects…

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youth flag football tournaments 1402061085 808866100 MLB Draft Preview 2014: New England Prospects + MOREEditor’s Note:  Sports Feel Good Stories reader Darren Ferris submitted “The Kids Get It” story below which has been entered into the TeamSnap/ “Sports Feel Good Story of the Year” Contest.
The Kids Get It
I coach my daughter’s Bantam girls ice hockey team…

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Raising Kings and Queens


Every Friday night when I was in high school, I would arrive home around midnight.  Many of those nights I would be greeted by my dad sitting at the kitchen table.  In the flicker of candle light, he had the chess board set up and ready.  My dad taught me chess when I was seven years old.  Over the years, we had epic battles on that chess board and important life conversations over it…

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nfl flag football tournament 1402061080 906176115 MLB Draft Preview 2014: New England Prospects + MOREParents, do you know practice and repetition can boost young athletes’ confidence?
That’s the word from Dr. Vernon Williams, neurologist and medical director of the Kerlan-Jobe Center for Sports Neurology in Los Angeles.
“High quality repetition will help your brain learn patterns,” he says…

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We’ve made some changes in the Writer Program application process. The requirements for approval are the same as they’ve been for a while, but how you get there is a little different.
We no longer ask for a single original writing sample of up to 500 words. Instead, we ask for four things: The URL of your most recent published piece in a newspaper, magazine, blog or website, and three brief original writing samples to demonstrate your knack for taking insightful angles on timely stories…

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