What would you think if you saw the entire crowd at a packed football stadium waving to the children’s hospital behind them? Sports have long been seen as something that the ordinary people look up to for inspiration and encouragement. Whatever they are going through, they look up to their fav.... More »
Many adults complain that the younger generation is full of entitled kids, teens, and even millennials, and that a spoiled athlete is hard to stomach. I am not writing to debate that issue. In fact, I’m advocating something that may cause some of you to do a doubletake, and that is this very s.... More »
To listen to the podcast, click on the above arrow. Whether you are a parent or a coach, you need to know that many athletes–yes, boys too–struggle with body image. For some, it leads to eating disorders. Today’s podcast guest is a young woman who fought an eating disorder for 10 y.... More »
Coaches & Friends, Not Parents, Pressure Sports Kids, Says Study
The number of kids playing team sports is dropping quickly…
To understand the factors behind this drop off, Yellowbrick Treatment Program surveyed 1,000 Americans about pressure in youth sports, says Matt Zajechowski, senior.... More »
A common complaint from sports parents: The coach doesn’t give my child enough playing time, and it hurts her confidence.
When a coach doesn’t give a child a lot of playing time, it can really hurt her view of her abilities and skills. And that, in turn, can undermine her performance.
If a coach.... More »
Everyone wants to be a positive parent. But what does that mean? The term positive parenting is becoming more widespread as the practice of parenting becomes influenced by research in the new scientific field of positive psychology. Simply put, positive parenting behaviors are those that nurture the development of children’s core abilities…
You might remember a post I wrote early last year about Netscape founder-turned venture capitalist Marc Andreessen’s optimism about the news business, which we can also call the journalism or content business.
Here’s a snippet:
Andreessen argues that industry growth, even if a lot of that growth is made of “crap,” can lead to higher quality work…
Sports parents, I’d like to challenge you with a word for 2015. And that word is: CHOOSE. I’ve never been big on resolutions, but I can certainly keep one word in my mind and the more I dwell on what Choose means, the more I am reminded that I do indeed have a choice to make…Read More
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