Alcohol awareness month & 8 resources for sports parents

There’s a lot of good reading for sports parents on the web, and today I’d simply like to point you in their direction.

Alcohol Awareness Month

First, and foremost, I’d like to mention that April is Alcohol Awareness month. The conversation about the dangers of underage drinking should start early in your home. If you only read one article on this whole page, please take a few minutes to read information put out by  The Century Council:

“No kidding, kids are actually listening to their parents when it comes to talking about underage drinking.”

More thought-provoking posts for sports parents:

The Importance of Attitude

Poll: Kids don’t want parents watching them play sports

Study shows: Too much sports can be bad for kids

We could use a little more “old-school” on the sidelines

Play safe and play ball

Why our children can’t handle the stress

Should you sign a school sports waiver?

Ask a designer: how to handle the mess athletes make in your home

If you’ve come across some other great articles on youth sports, please leave a comment below and let me know about them!


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  1. says

    I think sport is the best solution. I’m trying to find something for my kid. It’s actually hard, because you have to choose something really-really exciting. Snowboarding didn’t work for him :(

  2. says

    This was a wonderful post, Janis, and I’m really glad that you’ve made this resource available to parents out there.

    I was born in Australia and – I’m not sure if you’re familiar with the culture there – but Australian’s have a very relaxed and social attitude when it comes to alcohol and drinking. I’d be uber concerned if I were a parent having to tackle this issue so it’s uplifting to see you being so active in providing parents with useful and insightful resources on how to broach the topic with their children.

    Magnficent work, as per usual 😉

    Anita. x

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