Can We Improve Youth Sports? Part 2 – A Brief History

Last week in Part 1, I briefly commented on how our current youth sports structure is actually feeding into our growing problem with anxiety and depression in our kids.  Today, in Part 2, I want to pass along some research that helps to answer one of the more common questions I get from frustrated parents…
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Can We Improve Youth Sports? Part 1 – Anxiety And Depression

This is the first post in a three (maybe four) part series about the current state of youth sports.  This first post will discuss the importance of youth sports in combating the trend of anxiety and depression in today’s kids.  The second post will give a brief historical background of the history and growth of youth…
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Make Losing Safe Again

The hosts of one of the podcasts I regularly listen to got into a debate about whether or not it’s ok to beat your kids at games when playing at home.  Actually, the original intention of the host who brought the subject up was to discuss at what age it’s ok to start beating your…
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Wisdom From The Onion

During my time as a teacher, I taught English.  Being an English teacher brings with it some almost universally shared qualities: (1) We believe that we are smarter than teachers of any other subjects; (2) We overuse sarcasm; (3) We love a good pun; and (4) We believe in the power of satire.  As someone…
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Necessary Skills For Every Century

As I’ve mentioned in the past, I’m a habitual reader of Tim Elmore’s work, including his blog.  His post titled “New App Poses a Big Question” discussed a new app that solves math equations by simply taking a picture of the problem with your smartphone.  Dr. Elmore spends some time discussing the merits of such an…
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