Self-Awareness in a World of Constant Chatter + MORE

Self-Awareness in a World of Constant Chatter + MORE
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Hank Aaron: Greatest Baseball Hitter + MORE

Hank Aaron, the greatest baseball hitter of all time played in a National League city – Atlanta, home of the Braves. Growing up in Kansas City, an America League City, where I first followed the Kansas City Athletics and then the Kansas City Royals, Hammerin Hank didn’t receive a lot of .... More »
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How to Get Kids Mentally Ready For Competing + MORE

Mental Preparation For Young Athletes A parent asks: “My child doesn’t seem as mentally ready as some of the other kids in his league. I need concrete ideas on what to say and do to help my child prepare for competition.” “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”.... More »
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Illinois Governor Signs Concussion Bill Into Law – UPDATE + MORE

UPDATED: 15:20, see below… Yesterday Illinois Gov. Rauner signed  SB0007 into law making it Public Act 099-0245 effectively titled Youth Sports Concussion Safety Act bringing a much more robust set of standards when dealing with concussions in Illinois. The bill/law is basically an extension.... More »
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How to Stop Procrastinating? Draw on Your Personal Strengths!

Parents who would like to help their children learn how to stop procrastinating and start achieving their greatest goals are invited to share this article with them, and chat about it, too. It’s written to help children and teens understand and manage their avoidance behaviors. Hopefully it will .... More »
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Timing ACL Surgery For High School Athletes + MORE

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: It’s very important to discuss timing of ACL surgery with your orthopedic surgeon I recommend looking out over your calendar and working backwards one year fro.... More »
Tired of reading about all that is wrong in youth sports? So are we! TeamSnap and I have teamed up for the Make It Right Campaign this fall to share stories with you of people who are doing what they can to Make It Right in youth sports. There are lots of folks out there who…Read More

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The Blinding Power of Denial

– allprodad.com

 
The power of denial is so prevalent that I am sure there will be comments denying it is even a problem. We put on blinders to hide us from unpleasant realities so that we don’t have to face them. Some of us are more habitual than others.
Denial is a defense mechanism that gets confused with coping…

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The following incident occurred in the Minnesota State cross-country championship a couple of weeks ago….
Two HS runners, both upperclassmen – Kailee Kaminski of Esko HS, and Tierney Winter of Watertown HS, came across a freshman runner, Jessica Cristoffer, who had collapsed on the course about 50 meters from the finish line…

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Technology and self-awareness can seem incompatible. In fact, mobile devices often prevent us from seeing what’s right before our eyes. YouTube is filled with hilarious and sometimes scary videos of people unexpectedly falling into water fountains, walking into walls, or tripping off curbs.
On a recent trip to the shopping mall, I watched as a group of eight teenage friends walked together, each silently looking downward at their cell phones…

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