This past week, new research out of Boston University revealed that kids under the age of 12 who play tackle football have a tendency in later life to develop behavioral, cognitive and depression issues.
Now, we have heard endlessly in recent years about the dangers of concussions from playing tac.... More »
A Guest Post from Julie Sams, MA, LPC
Anxiety stems from your child’s reaction to stress, and according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America affects one in every 8th child. From the child who is deeply afraid of bees to the child who will not leave their home out of fear, anxiet.... More »
A Guest Post from Amy Tiemann, PhD
The new mobile game Pokémon Go has won the hearts and minds of millions of Americans with over 7 million downloads in its first week of release. This has happened so quickly that many parents are just catching up with this new craze.
What makes this game diff.... More »
By Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Stress fractures in the foot happen reasonably often particularly for athletes in sports such as basketball, volleyball, dance, soccer, and running
Fractures req.... More »
Although competition is a healthy and necessary part of youth sports, there is one very important fact that many parents, players, and coaches seem to forget: it should stay on the field–or court, or pool or green, or mat.
Some people are competitive by nature–I get that, I live with fou.... More »
If you really want your child to love their sport, feel good about themselves and have a good chance to go as far as possible, then one of your most important jobs besides loving them unconditionally is to NOT coach. And the one place where the most “coaching” happens is on the car ride home right after a competition…
In Okinawan karate, the student who passes his/her test for Shodan or first degree black belt is considered to be ready to finally begin his training. SHODAN MEANS BEGINNER. It doesn’t matter that the process leading to Shodan may have been five or more hard years of training. In traditional Okinawan karate, once you get your black belt you are NOT Mr…
In an old school model of competition, which so many in sports continue to embrace today,Your opponent is the “enemy.” You want to crush them, to “hate, kill and destroy” them, No Matter What!This is because, in an old school model of competition, winning is the ONLY thing that really counts and losing is humiliating…
There is NOTHING stronger or more powerful than a DREAMEven in darkness, dreams have an infinite capacity to see lightThey out-live painThey outlast heartbreakThey overcome doubtThey forget imperfectionDREAMS cannot be beaten, broken or takenDREAMS fight, they persevere and they go onBecause determination will always trump disappointmentDesire will always triumph over defeat…
As a kid, tennis was the thread that held my life togetherIt was the one place in my world where I felt valued,Where I could go to feel good about myself,Where I dared to dream….Where I could go to calm myself down, And find real joy and fulfillment…It became my primary means of coping with the stressors of growing up and feeling like I never fit in…