Sports Parenting

The “24 Hour Rule” is Hard To Do

Often when I speak to parents about giving feedback to their child-athletes, I recommend that they wait 24 hours before saying anything about the...

The Importance of Positive Feedback

How often do our kids actually ask us for feedback about their performance? Perhaps more to the point, how often do we offer our feedback...

Fear Trumps Ambition

Saying no is hard to do, especially when it comes to our kids. And when our kids are offered opportunities to play on multiple...

You Can’t Hit if You Don’t Swing

I don’t normally attend my son’s baseball games. There’s a reason why. But this year my husband’s coaching my daughter's softball team, so I’m...

Why Kids are Addicted to Bottle Flipping

The craze of bottle flipping is sweeping the nation. Much to the chagrin and aggravation of parents everywhere, kids are flipping half-filled plastic water bottles...

Locker Room Antics

Boys’ locker rooms can be wonderful places. Many kids find a highlight of their hockey team experience is the bonding that goes in the...

On Holiday Weekend Sports and Family Life

It’s a beautiful Memorial Day Weekend, and sadly, we are breaking tradition this year. This weekend would have been the 14th consecutive year of...

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