Sports Parents: Do Your Kids Want Your Approval?
By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: New Year’s goals can be achieved with the right set of guidelines to help you Pick a relatively small goal and go bigger when you succeed with the smaller one .... More »
By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Backwards running can be used in training, with several benefits. Forces across the kneecap are reduced compared to forward running, this backwards running can b.... More »
I suppose you hear it all the time. Sports is a mental game more than a physical one. After watching 3 kids play sports from pre-school through college, I know for a fact that if an athlete cannot win in his or her head, it’s doubtful he or she will win in the game. Parents,...Read More .... More »
Helping Young Athletes Define Their Self-Concept A sports parent asks: “How do I help my child be more focused on his role on the team and not so worried about disappointing his teammates and others?” It’s common for sports kids to worry about disappointing others. Kids often seek soc.... More »
There was a recent study published headlined by a medical professor at Northwestern University who says that girls who play HS soccer suffer a much higher incidence of concussions than boys do – even those boys who play HS football. As you might imagine, I was somewhat stunned by this. After all, .... More »
Pressure And Social Approval
Often, young athletes worry too much about what teammates, parents, coaches and friends think about how they’re performing on the court, field or course.
When they seek others’ approval of their performance and abilities, and then don’t do well, they can feel inadequate…