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
When it comes to kids with ADHD, not all sports are created equal. I am a obviously a huge fan of kids sports and athletics in general, but I am also the first to admit that not every sport works for every child. Attention deficit disorder (ADHD or ADD) children can benefit from exercise of… Read More Five Great Sports for Kids with ADHD
Competition isn’t just for extroverts, you know. One of the biggest misconceptions about competitive sports is that you need to be an outgoing, extroverted person to enjoy them. This probably comes from the idea that a team is often represented by its most outspoken members, and introverted people sometimes shy away from the spotlight. That… Read More Five Great Sports for Introverts
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?
Spring is in the air, so its time for your kids to get active. Winter will be coming to an end soon, and so will the months of being cooped up indoors with your kids. Now I know we all probably loved being run ragged by the energy of youth, constrained to the confines of… Read More Five Spring Sports for Your Kids
I was recently quoted in a great article on youth sports, on Refinery 29. I talk a lot about youth sports on this blog, but mostly because I fully recognize the effect youth sports has had on my own life, and in the lives of the people around me. Refinery 29 recently wrote an article… Read More Some Thoughts on Youth and Sports Via Refinery 29
When choosing a sport for your child, you should always choose something age appropriate. I know this probably isn’t something I need to say, but if you are thinking of enrolling your toddler in flag football, don’t. You would think that goes without saying, but I recently read a disturbing article on parents enrolling their… Read More How to Choose Age Appropriate Sports For Your Kids