SPORTS PARENTING TIPS: Coaching Kids is a Serious Responsibility

SPORTS PARENTING TIPS: Coaching Kids is a Serious Responsibility

5 Ways You Are Encouraging Entitlement in Your Athlete + MORE

No parent wants their child to grow up with an attitude of entitlement. How can you keep that from happening? I didn’t grow up with things being handed to me. I had to work hard. Serena Williams I’m not one bit surprised to hear this statement come out of Serena’s mouth. She’.... More »
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When Can I Come Back From: Collarbone Fracture

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Collarbone (or “clavicle”) fractures are common in all age groups, especially in contact sports Most collarbone fractures can be treated without surgery and .... More »

Sports Parents, This is Your Biggest Choice as Your Child Plays Sports

Sports Parents, What will it be? You have a choice to make that will greatly impact your child’s youth sports journey. In fact, I’d venture to say that this choice will have the greatest influence on you as a sports parent and on your child. Perhaps you think that I’m going to tal.... More »
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Keep Smiling

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Be careful with loose teeth. A dentist should evaluate a player with a loose tooth before the player can return to play. This player may need to be fitted for a .... More »
 SPORTS PARENTING TIPS: Coaching Kids is a Serious Responsibility

How I Changed from a Toxic Mom-Manager to an Encouraging Soul Builder + MORE

From New York Times bestselling author, Rachel Macy Stafford There was a time in my life when I barked orders more often than I spoke words of love … when I reacted to small everyday inconveniences as if they were major catastrophes … when normal human habits and quirks raised my blood pressure.... More »
The response to Doug Abram’s column last week regarding “coaches who apologize” generated a remarkable number of downloads and hits, and that interest continued this AM on my radio show.
The general consensus was that — especially with younger athletes (10 and under) — who look up to coaches as trustworthy adults and solid role models, and who  don’t understand yet that the real world may be unfair, that coaches who make promises to their players (such as equal playing time in games) need to step up and apologize to those kids if such promises aren’t carried through…

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