When the struggle comes…don’t let your kids run the other direction. Is your child in the midst of a struggle? Do you need help as you support them in it? Email me if you do: Sportsparents@jbmthinks.com. For more on your child’s struggle: Why Your Kids Need to Struggle
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At a sports parenting event this past week in Norwalk, CT, several of the attendees mentioned that in recent years, there’s been a definite downward trend in terms of kids coming out for baseball and softball, especially at the youth levels.
That got me thinking, because certainly the populari.... More »
As sports parents, we worry so much about our kids learning the correct physical technique or mechanics in their sports…but about their mental approach?
For example, what should you say to your youngster if they’re getting visibly nervous or moody before a game?
Is it okay if they develop c.... More »
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We are thrilled to welcome pediatrician and best-selling author, Dr. Meg Meeker, to share her wisdom about the important role fathers play in a child’s life.
When I was 8 years old, my father took me to work with him on Saturday mornings to Mass General .... More »
Rugby is one of the most important and most followed sports in Australia. But for a young Japanese woman to make an inspirational career in rugby is something unheard of. This is the story of Ayane Hirata, who has gone on to inspire so many Japanese women that there are so many who are following on .... More »
In “Sessions with Doc,” Dr. Patrick Cohn answers your sports psychology and mental training questions about Helping Athletes Trust In Their Skills In Competition. Visit Peaksports.com and click on contact us to submit your question for Dr. Cohn to answer in his mental game videocast or podcast…
Since the majority of our sports-driven medias are centered around males, it’s typically a safe assumption that they find themselves injured more than the female gender. However, did you know that it’s actually woman that are more likely to sustain a common sports injury? Dr. Robert Shmerling, M…
No matter how skilled or talented you are as an athlete, you’ll never reach your true potential without good teachers.
No successful athlete can really go it alone. You have to be open to constructive criticism and then use it to improve.
If you think you have all the answers and don’t need someone else telling you what to do, then you’re flat out wrong and you’re deluding yourself…
Sports kids have lots of worries in youth sports—worries that hurt their confidence and performance.
A big one, especially for middle and high school kids, are worries over what others think of their performance.
Young athletes are concerned what their friends, parents and coaches may think if they goof up…
It’s been a few years since I last coached little tykes but I do remember that every practice required creative, devious ways to hold their attention while trying to teach them the finer points of the game, like who’s on their team and the general direction that the ball should travel for us to win…