Youth and Sports: Let’s Make it Fun Again

Had a fabulous hangout today with John O’Sullivan, author of Changing the Game The Parents Guide to Raising Happy, High-Performing Athletes and Giving Youth Sports Back to Our Kids.  If you have children in sports, you should watch this Hangout. Very insightful. Curious about kids specializing in one sport? How do you handle parents on the…

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10 Things Parents of Athletes Need to Know

I have seen some things on the sidelines over the years that would give you nightmares. Casts being sawed off, coaches going to blows, parents screaming obscenities at the other teams fans. U.G.L.Y. We have all gotten way too emotionally involved in our kids sports. We have forgotten that it’s about the the kids and…

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Table Talk: Sports Style

As the kids get older and their busy schedules get busier, it becomes increasingly difficult to find time for family dinners. While we strive for at least three nights per week, we have a MANDATORY Sunday night family dinner and Table Talk is always a crowd pleaser. It is amazing what you learn about your…

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Is Football Too Dangerous for Our Boys?

  I have three boys. My oldest, 16, doesn’t play football. My middle son, 15, does. My six year old son is still too young.  I am a football loving freak. My first blog, a very unsuccessful one, was titled, www.thesportgirl.com and was a site devoted to women’s’ love of professional football. I grew up watching…

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Want a Trophy? They’re Free.

Should We Give Trophies for Participation? The number of trophies in our house makes the late Michael Jackson’s award room seem paltry. My kids? Trophy. Winners. Oh that Ooph, she is a nauseating bragger? No. Nauseated? Yes. Less than one percent of those trophies were earned by winning a championship. Or extraordinarily hard work. Or…

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