Why Young Athletes Give Up + MORE

Why Young Athletes Give Up + MORE
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How Sports Parents Can Help Kids Before Games + MORE

Young Athletes And Pregame Mental Preparation It’s so tempting, as parents, to give kids your top tips so they perform well in the game… This is because we want so badly for our kids to perform well, stay focused, and be confident about their performance. We can’t help but say things li.... More »
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Can We Shift the Paradigm in Youth Sports? + MORE

I was recently in Ohio for a family event. At this event, my father and his friends began sharing stories of their childhood. Everyone shared stories of their days of triumph on the sporting fields in their small Midwest town. As the event progressed, it evolved into a full on discussion about youth.... More »

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Today is the day I’m going to talk about sports psychology. Many of you know me as primarily focusing on sports parenting issues, having written youth sports columns for a decade for Sports Illustrated, and of course, doing my Sports Edge show on WFAN Radio for the last 20 years. But before I went.... More »

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Why Young Athletes Give Up

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Perfectionism In Young Athletes
We recently received a note from a parent about how her 10-year-old’s high expectations lead her to give up when faced with adversity.
This is common when a child, like this softball player, has achieved success. She has pitched many perfect games, including at state playoffs, and is always the best batter on her team, says her mom…

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kids football tournaments 1459503343 458861749 Why Young Athletes Give Up + MOREParental relationships can be messy and confusing for kids, even in the best of circumstances.
Children learn about intimate relationships from their parents. So it’s not too surprising that negative patterns can be repeated from one generation to the next.
What should parents know about their own intimate relationships that can significantly impact their children’s future? What can you do today that will help your child’s relationships develop in positive ways?
Research shows that children of divorced parents may shy away from intimate relationships when they grow up, often fearing rejection and discontent…

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