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Sports Parenting

It's Not Just Words: 10 Smart Word Choices of Smart Athletes

Anne Josephson | Posted 12.10.2014 | Parents
Anne Josephson

If parents keep reinforcing to their child that her pursuit of excellence in a sport is a sacrifice their child is making instead of a decision she is making, what effect is that likely to have on the child's attitude?

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.

Youth Sports World Is Insane

Ken Reed | Posted 03.12.2014 | Sports
Ken Reed

As a whole, our youth sports system is broken. As the country's performance culture increasingly focuses on the development of elite athletes at the youth sports level, our kids are burning out emotionally at a greater clip and at an earlier age.

Results Matter, But to Get Them, Ignore Them

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 02.17.2014 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

Of course, you need good results to be successful, but the question is how to go about getting those results and, ironically, the answer is not what parents, coaches, and athletes often think.

WATCH: Hockey Dad Nets Jail Time For Tripping Player

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.27.2013 | Sports

A Canadian youth league hockey coach who tripped a player in the handshake line got sent to the real-world penalty box: jail. Martin Tremblay, who...

Observations From the Stands -- Sports Parenting From One Mother's Point of View

Emily Franklin | Posted 05.08.2012 | Parents
Emily Franklin

It is my hope as a parent that I am raising my children to enjoy both team sports and independent pursuits. I believe the glory of being on the field and off should not rely on my watching.

Soccer

Nikki Mark | Posted 12.05.2011 | Parents
Nikki Mark

Lesson learned. Typical jugglers, which include working moms, could all probably benefit from enjoying moments of life that really don't require us to be in control.

The Making of a Champion

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 08.26.2011 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

I was asked recently by a sports parent, "What does it take to make a champion?" I thought for a moment and then responded with three words: "Genes, motivation, and support." So let's explore these three essential components to athletic success.