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What parents of high performing athletes know

Monday, August 8th, 2016

I can’t tell you how often I meet parents who are at a total loss when it comes to “getting” their kids to do something. It’s one of the most frequently asked questions I get as a sports mom, “How do you get your kids to … I can’t seem to get mine to …” […]

How do I help my 9yo catcher with arm strength?

Monday, August 31st, 2015

Share this article: CLICK HERE to Tweet This week I received a message from a softball parent. Their daughter is 9-years-old and is moving up to 10U this fall. Here’s what the parent asked me… She catches, but just can’t make the throw to 2nd. She does good with 1st and 3rd. What can I do? […]

Participation Trophies Are Not the Problem

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

Share this article: CLICK HERE to Tweet Janis Meredith shared James Harrison’s view on participation trophies and asked whether he did what a lot of parents are thinking or did he overreact. Well, to be honest, my thoughts were… Seriously… The trophy is not the problem. Your attitude about the trophy is the problem (or the solution). […]