What’s Your Family’s Summertime Strategy?

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Summertime brings vacations, camps, lots of outdoor fun, and of course, the inevitable sound of your child saying, “I’m bored!” I do not advocate filling every moment of your child’s summer; in fact, I think “boredom” every now and then is good for kids because it forces them to get creative and entertain themselves. However,…

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Sports Parenting Podcast: Why Private Coaching?

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To listen to the podcast, click on the above arrow. Have you ever paid for a private coach for your child? I know this is a controversial issue for some parents, but for many kids, it has been a career-shaping and character-building opportunity. My guest on this podcast is an example of what private coaching…

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Raise Your Child to be a Caring Competitor

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Last month, I introduced the 52 Virtues Project. Today we focus on Virtue #2. Virtue #2: Caring Caring is giving love and attention to people and things that matter to you. When you care about people, you help them. You do a careful job, giving your very best effort. You treat people and things gently and respectfully.  With…

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Ever Tempted to Over-Control Your Kids?

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Even the best parent is tempted at times to over-control. If you’ve struggled with this, please, please take a few minutes to watch this video!   Are you or your child struggling with an issue in youth sports?  I’m available for one-on-one mentoring. You can find me on my website under the “Work With Janis”…

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Motivation: 5 Ways That Don’t Work with Young Athletes

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Motivation in youth sports  is not an exact science; trying to figure out what works with each child athlete is more like an art form. It’s trial and error–a learning process for parents as much as it is for kids because every child is different and every child responds differently to motivational tactics. But before you start…

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Sports Parenting Podcast: One sport year round?

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To listen to this sports parenting podcast, click on the above arrow. Are you feeling the pressure of youth sports specialization? In this episode I talk with Tyrre Burks of playershealth.com. about what parents should consider when it comes to one-sport-year-round and how they can fight against the specialization trend. Tyrre Burks is the founder and CEO…

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3 Ways to Uncomplicate Youth Sports

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Youth sports has become way too complicated and filled with drama. I’d like to propose 3 ways to complicate it.     Are you or your child struggling with an issue in youth sports?  I’m available for one-on-one mentoring. You can find me on my website under the “Work With Janis” Tab.