Social media advice: How to choose the right hashtag, create better visual posts + MORE

Social media advice: How to choose the right hashtag, create better visual posts + MORE

8 Things Every Soccer Parent Needs to Know + MORE

This post is sponsored by Xeros Gear, creator of a bag that fights sports equipment odor. Learn more about their first bag, designed specifically for shin guards. Soccer was one of the several sports that my three kids all played at a young age. And even though my husband also played at a small co.... More »
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Staying Sharp During the Dog Days of Summer + MORE

Staying Sharp During the Dog Days of Summer Just because children have long forgotten about homework during the summer, that doesn’t mean they should also forget about all they’ve worked towards in sports. The warmer months are no excuse for children to fall out of the habit of training, but wit.... More »

I Never Thought it Would End THIS Way

By Karrick Dyer (this originally appeared on www.KarrickDyer.com and is reprinted with permission of @KarrickD) For anyone who has ever coached youth sports of any kind, from pee-wee to middle school, and even high school sports in some cases………I have a deep question that has been floating in .... More »

Getting Recruited: What College Coaches Want You to Know About Your Child and College Sports + MORE

This post on Getting Recruited is Part 6 of a 6-part series What Your Child’s Sports Coach Wants You to Know, sponsored by TeamSnap, a company that does its very best to give parents, coaches, and teams a tool that will facilitate clear and consistent communication.    For many young athl.... More »

Vision Assessment Should Be Part Of Return-To-Learn Protocol, UAB Researchers Say + MORE

A comprehensive vision assessment should be part of return-to-learn protocols to help determine when children are ready to return to the classroom following concussions - particularly in children reporting academic difficulty, says a new study. (1) read more.... More »
How do you choose the right hashtag when promoting your work or otherwise trying to get attention on social media? If you’ve got the perfect hashtag but someone else starts using it for a different purpose, do you stay the course or switch? What about if you’ve got a hashtag going and then an industry giant starts using a different one for the same subject? Do you jump on their powerful bandwagon even if it means abandoning the equity you’ve built on your hashtag?
Paul Bradshaw, who teaches journalism and writes the Online Journalism Blog, wondered about those types of things, and he and his students set out to find some answers…

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Last June, I had the pleasure of speaking at a press conference at Lincoln Financial Field in support of Pennsylvania State Representative Tim Briggs’ proposed concussion management legislation.  I was an eighteen-year old who had been researching concussions in sports for nearly ten months at that point—a task that I engaged in to further educate […]

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The Need for Sleep

– theconcussionblog.com

This post appeared in the infancy of this blog back in October of 2010, I have made some editorial changes since that time. ========== It used to be that doctors would tell you to keep people awake with head injuries.  That has changed, quite a bit.  Keeping someone awake might be indicated for a possible […]

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Mother’s Day Give-Away!

– positiveparentingsolutions.com

A big salute to all the great moms out there who are in it to win it EVERY day in the lives of their children! We want to throw a little extra “win” into the mix this month for Mother’s Day!

Three lucky winners will get a copy of Amy’s powerful best-selling book – If I Have to Tell You One More Time…The Revolutionary Program That Gets Your Kids to Listen Without Nagging, Reminding or Yelling!

Entering is easy!

Simply leave a comment on our blog and share what you love MOST about being a mom, a stepmom, or a grandmother – and we’ll enter you to win! Our winners will be drawn at random on Monday, May 11th and they’ll have 48 hours to claim their book…

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nfl flag football tournament 1431113417 1954625263 Social media advice: How to choose the right hashtag, create better visual posts + MOREParents and coaches, how many times have you heard your kids say, “We’re never going to beat that team! The players are huge.” Or fast. Or tough.
The minute your hear this uttered by one of your team members, hold everything and have a heart-to-heart with your players.
When kids play the comparison game, they hurt their confidence…

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Even the best parent is tempted at times to over-control. If you’ve struggled with this, please, please take a few minutes to watch this video!   Are you or your child struggling with an issue in youth sports?  I’m available for one-on-one mentoring. You can find me on my website under the “Work With Janis”…

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