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DIAPERS DOUGHNUTS AND RACING THE CLOCK ON OPENING DAY

Dad: “Aaron, grab the diaper bag, Steven, you get Sophia’s bottle and formula!” Aaron: “Dad, when is mom coming home from Grandma’s? This is craziness.” Dad: “She’ll be home tonight, Grandma’s feeling much better, but now we just have to get in the car… let’s go! Everybody buckled up?” Aaron: “Yeah, but Sophia’s car seat isn’t in here.” Dad: “In ... Read More »

SHOULD TOP TALENT MOVE FROM FRESHMAN TO VARSITY?

MISSED TRYOUT…MISSED OPPORTUNITY? QUESTION: I have a question for you that I would love your opinion on, as this situation has just become a reality in our home this past week. We have a 12-year-old son that loves to play soccer. He has played on several club soccer teams in the past 3- 4 years and has done well with ... Read More »

NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS IN YOUTH SPORTS

The New Year is here, and here is my list of the top things that our kids would love for us to resolve:  No more stats. Come on, just let them play and do their thing without having to worry about their numbers. If they go 0 for 4 at the plate or miss all their free throws, and ... Read More »

GIVE KIDS A GIFT THEY REALLY WANT— YOUR PRESENCE

WRAP THESE GIFTS UP FOR SOME HOIDAY CHEER   The season of Joy! The season of giving! So, what can we wrap up and give to our kids? How about giving JOY? How about wrapping up these top 10 gifts and let your kids unwrap them all year long: 1.       Time… Your children need your presence more than your presents.  ... Read More »

KEEP KIDS IN MULTIPLE SPORTS TO CREATE WILL-ROUNDED ATHLETE

Dear Tom   I have a 10-year-old grandson who is a pretty fair athlete and he plays most of the sports pretty well. I think this is a good idea. The problem is that when he competes against players that play their sport almost exclusively, he is at a disadvantage because many of the other players spend all their time ... Read More »

SOME SIGNS POINT TO KIDS WHO ARE UNDER PRESSURE

My recent article “2 moms at football: Same planet, different worlds” brought more responses than I can comment on, so let me address the main question that seemed to be repeated over and over again… when are parents putting too much pressure on their kids, or how can I tell when I am putting on too much pressure? Let me ... Read More »

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