Six Summer Sanity Strategies for Parents + MORE

Six Summer Sanity Strategies for Parents + MORE

The Day My Daughter Said, “I Quit!”

When youth sports gets hard, it’s no surprise that kids are tempted to quit. Nobody likes facing difficulty and through 22 years of being a sports mom, there were numerous occasions when our kids were discouraged and even if they didn’t say it, we knew they were toying with the idea of q.... More »

10 Unexpected Things You Can Expect in Youth Sports

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 »

Listening: 4 Traits of a Parent Who Listens Well

Do you do more talking than listening as you parent? It’s a habit that many parents have. I did it a lot because I felt that my words would fix my kids and that they certainly needed to hear what I had to say! But I’ve come to learn, through my 30 years of parenting,...Read More &#.... More »
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Keeping Sports Kids Motivated After Injuries

Regaining Confidence After Injury A sports parent asks: “How do my children stay motivated while coming back from a sports injury? They tend to play very conservatively and find it harder to work as hard or be as enthusiastic when coming back from such an injury.” Often when your kids a.... More »

COMMUNICATING WITH THE PARENTS: Part II of Doug Abrams’ Experiences as a Youth Hockey Coach + MORE

 Using Email to Communicate With the Team’s Parents (Part 2) By Doug Abrams Part 1 of this three-part column urged community youth league coaches to consider using email to share observations and explanations with parents before, during, and after the season. The Part provided emails that I, as h.... More »

Six Summer Sanity Strategies for Parents


 Six Summer Sanity Strategies for Parents + MOREThis is it. That time of year when it hits you – summer’s in full swing and there’s no school reprieve. Let the “what do we do NOW” chants begin.
There is hope, however, for getting through the “dog days” of summer without losing your marbles, your patience or your temper. Let’s take a look at some fun strategies to help you keep your cool and make some terrific memories with your kids this season…

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Have you ever seen the impact that can happen when you believe in your athlete? I love the story of how belief helped my son in his senior year of high school football. He’d had a bad game at quarterback on Friday night and went home for the weekend wondering if he’d get replaced. On…Read More
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