Sports Parenting

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...

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...

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...

I Got Thrown Out of My Daughter’s Soccer Game

The title speaks for itself. It’s my first time. I ask for your forgiveness. It’s taken me a while, about 6 weeks, to garner the...

Getting Cut from the Team

“Cut from the team.” It’s hard to hear no matter what your age. The idea of being cut, or not making a team is...

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...

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...

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...

Who should choose the sport? Parent or child

There is not an easy answer and it depends on your child. Does your child have endless energy and is open to trying new...

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