SPORTS PARENTING: Is It Okay for Our Young Athletes to Fail in Sports?

SPORTS PARENTING: Is It Okay for Our Young Athletes to Fail in Sports?
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Athlete’s Foot (Ick!!!) + MORE

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Athlete’s foot is a fungal infection that commonly occurs in warm humid weather, and when it rains It typically starts as a red scaly rash between the toes If .... More »
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Stress Fractures In The Foot

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Stress fractures in the foot happen reasonably often particularly for athletes in sports such as basketball, volleyball, dance, soccer, and running Fractures req.... More »

5 Keys to Raising Fearless Children

Raising fearless children, whether on the ball field or in the classroom, is a goal of every good parent. But what if your athlete struggles with fear? Fear of failure? Fear of risk? Fear of not being good enough? Where does this fear come from? It shows up in children without any warning and  you..... More »
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Snowboarding Ankle Injuries: The Snowboarder’s Fracture

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Snowboarders tend to get more ankle injuries than skiers, and skiers tend to get more knee injuries than snowboarders The “snowboarder’s fracture” is uniqu.... More »

WOC #10 Angela Hucles: 2x Olympic Gold Medalist and World Cup Player on Why We Need Introverted Players + MORE

Founder and CEO of Empowerment Through Sport, Angela Hucles is a two-time Olympic Gold Medalist for US Soccer, two-time World Cup Bronze Medalist, former professional soccer player of the Boston Breakers and the US Soccer Foundation’s 2009 Humanitarian of the Year. Angela led the U.S. team in scor.... More »
As many of you know, I was on vacation last week. That break gave me some time to catch up on a lot of email and articles, and during my time off, one parenting column in particular – written by a parenting reporter from CNN, Kelly Wallace —  caught my eye.
The column’s headline was: Why Is it So Hard to Let Our Kids Fail?
Wallace was writing about all different aspects of kids growing up and competing in school, theatre, music, and so on…

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