How to Manage the 5 Biggest Headaches of Youth Sports

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For most parents, the biggest headaches in youth sports have nothing to do with playing time or a coach that plays your child in a position that you don’t like. The biggest headaches are the things that take up your time and energy and can potentially derail a smooth season. You know them well if…

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Sports Parenting Podcast: When Mom and Dad Are Not on the Same Page

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To listen to the sports parenting podcast, click on the above arrow. Youth sports can divide families. Sometimes Mom and Dad are just not on the same page when it comes to the importance of competition. If you find yourself at odds with your spouse regarding the intensity of youth sports in your home, this…

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What About Those Participation Trophies?

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There’s been a lot of talk this week about participation trophies… Why are those little pieces of plastic or wood or metal such a big deal?   Find out how you can keep your child playing and having fun in youth sports! 

5 Mistakes I Made as a Sports Parent and How You Can Avoid Them

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To listen to the podcast, click on the above arrow. As parents, we all make mistakes. And of course, that affects our sports parenting efforts. I made my fair share and in this podcast, I share with you my top 5 and how you can avoid making them. Learn more about my new online course,…

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Cut Down on Youth Sports Conflicts by Using These 3 Channels of Good Communication

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In every relationship, you must have good communication for it to be healthy. That truth applies to family, friends, co-workers, and yes, it also applies to youth sports. After 28 years of being a coach’s wife and 21 years as a sports mom, I’ve concluded that the biggest conflicts resulted from poor communication. You can minimize…

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