It's not just the coaches. Sometimes parents misbehave too. Yelling from the sidelines to "trip him" or "kick his ass" as their youngsters are on the field. Not cool. Especially when kids are so young.
Those drawn to The Snow Geese for the star at the center of it, Mary-Louise Parker, might be disappointed to discover a vulnerable, careless woman whose demons have been exposed after the untimely death of her husband.
Children benefit from having a wide variety of activities including reading, playing games, solving puzzles, doing creative projects, building with construction toys, listening to music and being active outdoors.
I've taught lots of kids in my life. I think I've taught kids of all ages, from 3-year-olds to teenagers. Everyone is different. But kids naturally want what yoga offers: a sense of clarity, a sense of peace. And we can't have peace with zombies about.
When written and performed at their best, plays are brutally honest and raise critical and complicated issues. That's why so many plays take place within a tight family unit -- on a small, cramped stage, all of the secrets come out.
Middle-school kids are at an age when they need to start learning how to negotiate a complicated world. Every day they experience a whole host of emotions that they can barely comprehend. Recess is a perfect time to sort some of this stuff out.
The truth is kids' toy sales -- digital or otherwise -- are hurting. Why? In part, it's because kids are overscheduled mini-adults who can't find time for a game of Chutes and Ladders between ballet and Mandarin classes.
As the world searches for a solution to the fighting in Syria, we must remember that peace is not only measured by the absence of war. For child refugees, who are among the most vulnerable bystanders of conflict, peace is about having the opportunity to be a kid again.
The world-renowned architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, wrote in his autobiography, "The maple-wood blocks are in my fingers to this day. These primary forms and figures were the secret of all effects which were ever got into the architecture of the world."
Even momentarily concentrating on healthy solutions rewires psychological patterns to receive and share healthy sexual love in the present. Here are three meditations with the themes of habit, passion, and play for you to ponder and practice this week.