Youth sports can be such a roller coaster ride. And on those days when your child’s self-motivation is at the lowest point and he or she bemoans, “I just can’t do this,” here’s the other voice that needs to be playing in his head: the voice of belief. Take 5 minutes a.... More »
We’ve all seen it. Experienced it. Sometimes painfully – a complete display of obnoxious behavior by someone else’s kid.
Maybe in a checkout line. Or the candy aisle. Or at a school event or party.
For most of us, it takes a lot of willpower to not take over and manage the situat.... More »
Everybody knows the sport of lacrosse has grown dramatically in the last 15 years. Up until recently, the sport was something of a regional novelty, played primarily in the Eastern states, and especially by colleges such as Syracuse, Johns Hopkins, Maryland, and other schools in that region.
But the.... More »
Negative Thoughts are hard to ignore. They affect all areas of our lives, and when it comes to youth sports, it seems parents are especially susceptible to it. Author Steven Covey says that “We are addicted to our thoughts. We cannot change anything if we cannot change our thinking.” The.... More »
As soon as I stepped out of my car in the parking lot, I could hear it. It was a beautiful Saturday afternoon of travel soccer, but there it was. You know what I’m talking about: that sometimes beautiful, often times excruciating cacophony of sounds that we have come to know as “cheering for our.... More »
Despite the work delays, school cancellations and traffic standstills, snow days can be a surprisingly productive opportunity to build upon your child’s social, emotional learning and resilience skills. After all, these skills help children not only in school but also in life – now and for their future…
I used to be one of those guys who said “Valentine’s Day is just a ‘Hallmark Holiday,’ which was created to increase sales.” My thoughts were, “if I loved my wife and kids well throughout the year, then this ‘made up holiday’ shouldn’t even be a big deal.” Boy was I wrong!
So what if Valentine’s Day is a cleverly crafted marketing idea…
Growing up I was the sports nerd of my class. I would make endless predictions for people, hoping I’d be right. I loved watching analysts make their own calls on teams, scores and more, and I wanted to be like them.
As I got older, I would go on Twitter, Facebook and MySpace and post my bold predictions without a worry in the world…
There are a few things that many of the Olympians competing in Sochi share in common. Take a look at Jamie Anderson, Patrick Kane, and Ted Ligety. Jamie Anderson is only 23 years old and she just won the gold medal in one of the newest Winter Olympic events, Ladies Snowboarding Slopestyle. Patrick Kane has won two Stanley Cups, a Conn Smythe trophy, and played a key role in USA’s silver medal against Canada in the 2010 Olympics…