Why Young Athletes Give Up + MORE

Why Young Athletes Give Up + MORE

One Word That Will Raise Your Child’s Game + MORE

Is your child struggling? Maybe he’s in a slump, or perhaps she’s feeling unmotivated. I’d like to tell you about one word that will raise your child’s game. I saw my kids struggle several times through the years as they played. And it wasn’t because they didn’t w.... More »

How to Raise Influencers

If you want your child to grow up a leader, not a follower, then you must raise influencers. Influencers do not follow the crowd, they forge their own path. Influencers care about helping others more than advancing their own agenda. Influencers see and sieze an opportunity to help others; while othe.... More »

5 Things Any Parent Can Do at Home to Help Make the Next Sports Season Your Child’s Best

This post is sponsored by CoachTube, a marketplace for learning and teaching online sports where athletes and coaches are mastering new skills taught by the top 1% of coaches.   Many parents assume that the season will be shaped solely by what happens at their child’s practice. But the h.... More »

ALL STAR SERIES Sports Parenting Podcast Begins with a Discussion on Travel Sports + MORE

To listen to the podcast, click on the above arrow. Welcome to my All Star Podcasting Series! Episode #1 This 10-week series features 10 indepth podcast discussions with some of my best past podcast guests. In my other podcasts, we touched on some of these subjects, but I want to go deeper, ask hard.... More »

Marriage and Youth Sports: Can They Be Teammates?

Can your marriage and youth sports be teammates? Do you and your spouse argue over youth sports issues? Does he get way too competitive and put pressure on your child? Does she get way too protective and coddle your child? Are you frequently not on the same page when it comes to what’s best fo.... More »

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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