Summer break is upon us, so it’s time to make a plan. As a mother of multiple children I am probably luckier than some. During summer break, my children can entertain each other, in the rare moments when they aren’t entertained by their electronics. Summer break is a bittersweet time for any mother, because it… Read More Summer Break Survival: How to Keep Your Kids Busy
Even the best young athletes should take the time to read. I know that as parents, we are only in so much control over who our children eventually become. We would like to think we have complete control, but the truth is that no matter what you do, your child’s inherent personality and traits will… Read More Five Sports Book Suggestions for Your Well Rounded Young Athlete
Do the chemicals in your household cleaners cause permanent damage? Cleaning is not one of my favorite things to do, but it is a necessary evil. If you have even one child, you know that somehow messes seem to make themselves, and its almost impossible to keep up with your kids when it comes to… Read More Are Cleaning Chemicals Damaging Your Lungs?
Believe it or not, your child athlete may be too nice. I have said it time and again, and I stick by it. Child sports are supposed to be fun. That being said, there is no denying that any sport generally comes with a competitive element, and although we don’t want to raise our kids… Read More Is Your Child Athlete Being Taken Advantage of?
Are you unknowingly causing your kids sports-induced stress? Anyone who is a parent can tell you, the main reason to enroll your kids into sports is so they can burn off excess energy. The sense of camaraderie, lessons in team-building, and social skills they develop as a result of sports are all amazing side effects,… Read More Do Your Kids Suffer from Sports-Induced Stress?
They say that a winner never quits, but is that old adage always true? We have all heard the age-old adage that quitters never win, and winners never quit, but as a parent, I don’t know if I agree. While its true that you don’t want to to raise a child to think that they… Read More Five Signs Your Child Should Quit a Sport
Teaching your kids how to lose with grace is a very important lesson. If your child is getting involved in sports, it’s pretty inevitable that they will eventually lose. Obviously, losing sucks for everyone, but as a parent it can be especially hard because your instinct is to protect your child from anything that will… Read More What to do When Your Kid Loses Their First Game