We recently spoke with KC Wilder, a former collegiate All-American in cycling, a mental training coach and Positive Coaching Alliance trainer.
Young athletes are likely to be happier in a positive environment, says Wilder, who is also a sports mom.
“We are raising confidence and lowering anxi.... More »
I’ve written about the topic of good coaching vs. bad coaching many times in my career, and it always amazes me how much of a chord this strikes in the hearts of athletes, parents, and coaches alike.
There are a lot of great coaches out there, but there are also many who just don’t know how to.... More »
Steve Jobs once once concluded a short speech on the value of dreamers with the line, “…the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world – are the ones who do!” Pradyut Voleti, founder of Dribble Academy in Gejha village, India is one such dreamer. He star.... More »
Every parent wants to know the key to success that will help a son or daughter thrive in life, that “secret sauce” for raising a healthy child. Does such a sauce exist? The answer depends on your mindset as a parent and how you turn your mindset into practice with your children.
Here’s a quiz:.... More »
Happy Independence Day! We celebrate this day in remembrance of our country breaking free from the control of Britain. But as parents, we struggle with the whole independence thing in our kids because our desire to be involved in their lives often keeps us from giving them the space to become autono.... More »
Wow! What a winter this has been. Here in the Midwest, it has been one of the worst winters in decades. In other parts of the country, where winter weather rarely rears its ugly head, it has snowed, reached freezing temps, and has just been brutal.
You and your kids are probably ready and pretty anxious to get outside…
I like this New York Magazine profile of Upworthy, which writer Nitsuh Abebe describes as “one of the fastest-growing media sites in internet history.”
What I like about it is that it’s based on solid reporting. Abebe asks a lot of good questions and clearly spent a lot of time talking to and observing Upworthy’s founders and staff…
It’s one of the first questions that most sports parents have to confront: Is it a good – or bad – idea to volunteer to coach your own son or daughter on a youth team?
To me, in my experience, this is always a good thing…BUT you have to be aware of some of the pitfalls that may await you…
Been on a video binge lately… Look for more, but for today please take a listen to Elanor Profetto. There are some points that some may (including me) not agree with entirely, but she has earned the right to be heard! Not only is she a pharmaceutical epidemiologist, she is the widow of Ralph Wenzel…