Every youth sports parent should embark on the youth sports journey remembering the quote first uttered by playwright Oscar Wild: To expect the unexpected shows a thoroughly modern intellect. Expect the unexpected is a perfect prediction of what will happen when your child plays sports. After 22.... More »
Do you know how your child wanted to be treated after playing sports? This post is an excerpt from my book 11 Habits of Happy and Positive Sports Parents. To get your copy or learn how you can give one to every parent on your child’s team, click here. Does your child know and believe...Read&.... More »
On last Sunday’s radio show, I asked whether the time has finally come to seriously think about walking away from traditional HS varsity sports programs.
I asked that question because so many talented and gifted coaches have become tired and worn out by the endless number of sports parents who con.... More »
Having fun in youth sports should not be the only goal, but it’s a very important part of the game. However, every season some very subtle enemies lurk around the ball field and the court, just waiting to rob you and your child of the fun of playing sports. If you meet one of these...Read .... More »
Do you have green spaces within walking, driving, or public transport distance from your home? If you’re looking for positive ways to feel connected as a family, it’s time to get yourselves and your kids outdoors—into green spaces, parks, beaches, forests, backyards, and neighborhoods!
The lat.... More »
Helping Sports Parents Get on The Same Page With Athletes
A sports parent asks:
“I would like to know how to face the challenge of competing parent interests. My x-husband and I seem to want very different things from our children’s experience with sports.”
Parents who communicate different ideas to their children can make their sports kids confused, hurt their performance, and take the fun out of the game…
When your child goes through a heartbreaking loss, what’s the best way for a parent to respond? Need help as you guide your child through a positive youth sports experience? I’m a certified life coach who can help you. I’m not a counselor, therapist, or even a consultant. I will not tell you what to…