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Children and Sports

A Business Lesson From a Ten Year Old

MaryEllen Tribby | Posted 01.05.2016 | Business
MaryEllen Tribby

A couple of months ago, before the school year ended my 10-year old daughter Delanie came to me and said "Mom, I really want my tennis game to improve...

Husband and I Disagree on Having Son Try Soccer

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 07.27.2016 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

it's important that we gently expose our kids to a few activities they might not have thought of. It's not necessary to force children to participate in an activity

When Your Child Wants to Quit a Sport

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 04.22.2015 | Parents
Dr. Gail Gross

In the final analysis, though sports may teach many good and important lessons, the most important lesson is to advocate for your child, so that she knows she can count on you to be in her court, right or wrong.

Kids and Team Sports: Should Parents Push Their Children to Play?

John McCormick | Posted 04.21.2013 | Parents
John McCormick

For me, spring begins when the air fills with the crack of the bat or the snap of a ball hitting a glove. It begins in February, when baseball spring training gets underway. As a parent, my real joy comes from watching Little Leaguers play. I can't wait to root for my kids on the ball field.

Just (Don't) Do It

JJ Keith | Posted 07.15.2012 | Healthy Living
JJ Keith

Not many of my friends know I ever used to be an athlete. I forget myself, until a pedicurist notices my hammertoes or I have a dream about striding down the homestretch after a race, feeling that last surge of power.

'My Son Refuses To Play Team Sports'

The Huffington Post | Susan Stiffelman | Posted 03.09.2012 | Parents

Dear Susan, I want my son to play team sports like I did so he will develop self esteem, but he doesn't want to. He played basketball and soccer un...

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...