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Child Athletes

Teach Your Child Athlete Healthy Perspectives

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 10.25.2016 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

These days, children seem to be given every opportunity by their parents to experience success in sports and every other performance activity (e.g., s...

These Young Contortionists Will Blow Your Mind With Their Extreme Stunts

The Huffington Post | Madeline Diamond | Posted 07.12.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

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My Son Didn't Start Today, And I Couldn't Be Prouder

Chris Fore | Posted 02.09.2017 | Parents
Chris Fore

Parents, your kids will be fine if they don't start -- as long as you're fine! For the first time my son didn't start today, and I couldn't have been prouder. He was the only one on the bench standing and cheering for his teammates.

A Dangerous Dozen: Misguided Ideas of Well-Meaning Sports Parents

Anne Josephson | Posted 10.12.2014 | Parents
Anne Josephson

Kids like Johnny and Jenny are clearly devoted to their sports. But they are not the only ones who are committed: so are their parents.

Show Us Your Future Olympians!

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.10.2014 | Parents

As the 2014 Winter Olympics are kicking off in Sochi, some of the worlds' greatest athletes are preparing to compete for the gold. But remember, they ...

$60 Million Later and We're Still Vulnerable

Katherine Starr | Posted 10.14.2012 | Impact
Katherine Starr

Just because there is a law, doesn't mean there is justice. Just because there is a law, there is no guarantee of ethical conduct. So what is the answer?

PHOTOS: Show Us Your Little Olympians

Posted 07.27.2012 | Parents

Olympians weren't always the big, strong, athletic machines that they are now. Abby Wambach wasn't born knowing how to score a goal. Even Michael Phel...

Keep Our Child Athletes Safe

Katherine Starr | Posted 03.28.2012 | Impact
Katherine Starr

Having been an Olympic swimmer who endured sexual abuse during the entire course of my 10-year career, with no resources available to help me, I decided I would found an independent organization to keep athletes safe.

6-Year-Old Girl Sinks Hole In One

Yahoo! News | AP – 33 Mins Ago | Posted 09.11.2011 | Women

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) -- A 6-year-old golfer sank a hole in one on a course in central Illinois and calmly walked back to her cart. Why such a qui...

Raising A Child Athlete: How To Do It Right

Mona Ackerman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mona Ackerman

Q: I have a friend whose child is an athletic superstar. This ten year old has been focused on ice skating since she was four years old. She has...