Are you content with your child’s youth sports experience? Here’s how you can tell if you are: You don’t stress about playing time or position. You can sit down and enjoy the game without getting upset at someone. You are not counting the days until the season ends. You are not nag.... More »
What Parents Shouldn’t Do Before a Game
Parents, to boost your kids’ confidence and help them focus prior to games, it’s critical to know what to do and say before a game.
It may not be obvious how to act and what to say. Let’s start with some basic ideas for your pregame behavior:
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Although he’s off on a cruise right now and we’re very jealous in chilly Boston, we wanted to highlight one of our wonderful interns, Jack. He’s been with us since January, offering his current student-athlete perspective wherever he can. Born and raised in Massachusetts, Jack has .... More »
Here’s a good feature on NPR about the verification company Storyful.
In both a text and audio story, David Folkenflik tells the story of how Storyful works:
The company is constituted of a team of several dozen digitally savvy journalists operating around the clock in Dublin, New York City and Hong Kong to identify and acquire material from social media platforms for their clients — and to authenticate that content so it can be trusted for use in print…
Those two words are some of the most powerful words you can say to your kids. My guess is we can all say that a little more. And I’m not talking about only when they do something you’ve asked them to do. I’m talking about thanking them just for being them…
Many parents we talk to are guilty of this mental game no-no before their athletes enter competition…
Over-coaching your young athletes.
When you over-coach kids just before a game, you fill their heads with information they really don’t need at that moment.
Just before a game, kids are already thinking too much all on their own…
Just because your kids are raised in a family doesn’t automatically mean they will have a strong sense of family. And when I say sense of family, I mean that your kids grow up to value their family and give it a high priority in their lives. How does a strong sense of family show…Read More
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