Building Confidence in Youth Sports
A sports parent asks:
“I hear that it’s important to help kids set goals in sports. I’m not at all sure about how to go about this. Do you have any advice?”
Goal setting is essential in and out of sports.
A 1979 Harvard study illuminated this by t.... More »
Do Sports Kids Worry Too Much About What Parents Think?
In “Sports Parents Success Tips,” Dr. Patrick Cohn answers your youth sports psychology and mental training questions about sports parents and the mental game challenges their sports kids have. Visit Peaksports.com and click on cont.... More »
As a sports parent, what do you say to your youngster who has just experienced “the agony of defeat” for the first time in their very young career?
That kind of parental experience inspired sportswriter Sam Weinman to write a new book with the provocative title, WIN AT LOSING: How Our .... More »
Steve Jobs once once concluded a short speech on the value of dreamers with the line, “…the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world – are the ones who do!” Pradyut Voleti, founder of Dribble Academy in Gejha village, India is one such dreamer. He star.... More »
Is Your Young Athlete a Perfectionist?
A young athlete asks:
“I’m 14 years old and have been playing tennis since I was 5. But 2 years ago I started to go to an academy. And at the same time I started to play tournaments. One of my coaches calls me a bull because I’m always so stu.... More »
And Help Kids Make Healthy Choices!
For many families, EVERY meal feels less like a Norman Rockwell painting and more like a battle of epic proportions. Mealtime is one of the biggest stressors for parents, especially those with little ones. Why? Because kids are winning! Think about it – eating is one of the few things kids can legitimately control…
The New Year was just about a week ago, but now that we’ve all had some time to think about our resolutions and goals for 2016, let’s rewind for a crucial half hour podcast. Sports Illustrated hosts a weekly podcast called This is Your Brain on Sports featuring their executive editor Jon Wertheim and Tufts University psychology professor […]
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