Stir Up Some FUN! + MORE

Stir Up Some FUN! + MORE
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Some big news to share with YOU!

The “Me, Me, Me” Epidemic is here! It’s that time – or ALMOST that time anyway!  My new book, The “ME, ME, ME” EPIDEMIC: A Step-by-Step Guide to Raising Capable, Grateful Kids in an Over-Entitled World hits bookstores in less than a month on August 11, 2015!This book has been a labo.... More »

The Secret to Helping Your Child Defeat Discouragement + MORE

This post is sponsored by Shannon McDougall, author of Beginning Mental Training Skills, a  program that trains athletes to deal with anxiety and disappointment in youth sports.  It’s not fun to watch  your child get discouraged when playing sports. Unfortunately, we can’t give our kids.... More »

MORE ON THE IMPORTANCE OF ADVERSITY: Every Athlete Will Encounter It – and What You Need to Say

Let me ask you this. What have you have learned, or your kids have learned, from dealing with adversity in sports. And along those lines, when your youngster runs into a setback, how do you – as an adult – let them handle this important life lesson? In my mind, when it comes to kids in sports .... More »

TRENDS IN SPORTS: Talking Lacrosse with Matt Madalon, Princeton Head Coach Men’s Program

I was delighted I could arrange an interview with Matt Madalon on my show today. We all know that lacrosse has become one of the most popular sports with kids today, but having a chance to chat with Matt was personally rewarding for me. That’s because I hadn’t seen Matt since he and my s.... More »

10 Things Every Sports Parent Must Have

Dear Sports parent, let me start by saying this: I am not writing this post for any advertisers. I’m not using any affiliate links. This information is purely based on 21 years of sports parenting, on what I did have, and what I wished I had. Let me save you the agony of trying to...Read .... More »

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How to Get Kids Into The Kitchen for Cooking and Quality Time

If you’re looking for a new way to connect with your kids – or for them to eat healthier – get out some kid-sized aprons. Cooking with your kids may take a bit longer and might not have the best presentation, but you’ll spend quality time as a family, and since little ones are more likely to eat things they’ve helped prepare, everyone wins!
Spending time with you in the kitchen provides kids the one-on-one attention they crave…

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I really liked this advice from P.R. consultant Kellye Crane on Muck Rack Daily: Run your communications career like a freelance consultant.
Now before you run away screaming that you’re not in P.R., listen to what Crane says after noting that Muck Rack caters to both P.R. people and journalists:

Pros in both groups would be wise to keep their options open for the most opportunities…

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I’m guilty a million times over. It is difficult to see anyone in pain, particularly a loved one. It might be me just wanting them to be ok. It could also be my desire to alleviate the discomfort of awkward silence. Maybe I just want to solve the problem so I can feel important. I want to say something that will make it alright…

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BOOK REVIEW: CHANGING THE GAME: My Journey Through Life and Sports
By George Selleck with Wendy Fayles
Dr. George Selleck has led an extraordinary life. And he’s done it with sports as his internal compass.
In this rare and thoughtful memoir, Selleck – one of the all-time great athletes at Stanford University, starring in both basketball and baseball – writes poignantly that sports was not just fun for him as a child, but that they provided him with the emotional pathway to develop his self-esteem and ultimately his self-confidence to become one of the most accomplished and innovative psychologists and counselors of our time…

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