Has your child ever struggled with how to respect a coach that’s hard to like? Has this ever happened to you? Your child plays on a team with a coach that, for whatever reason, you just can’t respect. You are frustrated with him or her, and your frustration rubs off on your child. The en.... More »
Do you do more talking than listening as you parent? It’s a habit that many parents have. I did it a lot because I felt that my words would fix my kids and that they certainly needed to hear what I had to say! But I’ve come to learn, through my 30 years of parenting,...Read More
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For most parents, the biggest headaches in youth sports have nothing to do with playing time or a coach that plays your child in a position that you don’t like. The biggest headaches are the things that take up your time and energy and can potentially derail a smooth season. You know them well if..... More »
Helping Young Athletes Move on After Mistakes
A sport parent asks:
“My kids keep hearing that they are supposed to aim for a game without mistakes, but to expect that mistakes are going to happen nonetheless. They ask me if it is possible though, to actually have a game with zero mistakes?.... More »
We’re back! After a week off for the holidays, we’re so pleased to present our interview Coach Artie for this week’s spotlight. Artie trains as a football coach out of Walnut Creek, California — he was the defensive coordinator and linebacker coach at Cal + USC, as well as.... 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…