What’s the Rush, Sports Parents? + MORE

What’s the Rush, Sports Parents? + MORE
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Do Your Athletes Have Pregame Jitters or Performance Anxiety? + MORE

Helping Sports Kids Overcome Pregame Anxiety Just before a game, your kids may say they’re feeling jittery and will look distracted, over-excited and tense. They may have sweaty palms and a pounding heart. In many cases, such feelings are pregame jitters or “butterflies” that actually.... More »

The BBC releases the first report from its Future of News project + MORE

This is pretty high-level, and because it’s about the BBC and the United Kingdom, it might seem a little foreign to American eyes, but I think it’s worth reading this Journalism.co.uk summary of the first report from the BBC Future of News project. If you want to go deep on the report it.... More »
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9 Questions Every Youth Sports Parent Should Answer + MORE

9 Questions Every Youth Sports Parent Should Answer With another new school year quickly approaching and season openers around the corner, you may already have questions about what fall youth sports will hold for you and your child. Will the coach see my child’s potential? Will my child get enoug.... More »
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6 Tips for Raising Independent Children

As parents, it feels good—great even —when our kids NEED us. When they turn to us for guidance, affection, even that peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Those are all good things. We do have to remind ourselves, however, our long-term parenting goal is to guide our kids from being totally depen.... More »

NATA Issues New Sports Health and Safety Best Practice Guidelines

The National Athletic Trainers' Association and Youth Sports Safety Alliance have issued best practice youth sports health safety guidelines.  Touted as the first of their kind, the guidelines, however, largely mirror best practice recommendations that MomsTEAM Institute, a member of the Alliance,.... More »
Are you in a hurry to rush your child’s sports technique development? Before you answer too quickly, let me ask you: Is most of his young life full of structured practices, lessons, and games, with little or no free time? Are you in a hurry to help him improve his skills, perhaps more quickly than…

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Several years ago, I moved states. There are a lot things to get in order when you move. The thing I wanted to put off more than anything else was changing my license and tags. I remember wondering why I didn’t want to go the DMV.
While growing up, I had always heard horror stories about it and remembered the way it was always portrayed in movies…

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I’ve been listening to a lot of podcasts lately. Have you? The breakout success of Serial has made podcasting the hot media item of the moment, and in my case a new halfway decent smartphone has contributed to my newfound podcastphilia.
I’ve been listening to a lot of This American Life, Love + Radio and The Moth, and in the right mood I’ll listen to interviews on Fresh Air or WTF With Marc Maron…

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