Do you know what your kid’s favorite food is? Do you know what irritates them? Do you know what they feel self-conscious about? Do you know what their favorite sport is? Do you know why they play?
When I went to see team handball at the Rio Olympics (a sport I knew next to nothing about), I expected I’d learn something about the sport. I expected I would feel the Olympic spirit. I did not expect to get a lesson in sports parenting.
I started to wonder if it was all worth it. I thought about how many evenings were spent racing around from one practice to the next (forget about family dinners!).
Some kids love playing sports. Some kids love eating veggies. What do we do about the ones that don’t? Should we bribe them (money, treats, screen time)? Should we threaten them?
Quitting has such a stigma around it. We want our kids to be able to weather the inevitable ups and downs of life, without just running away when things get hard.
Once you’ve figured out each others’ needs, it’s time to determine some goals and how your family can accomplish them together. Creating a plan and encouraging ongoing communication will enable you to support each other, tackle challenges, and not lose sight of progress. We recommend working with your
Our current environment presents many challenges for families as a whole, and for you, as a working parent. With many schools staying online for the foreseeable future and many activities canceled indefinitely, you may feel that you’re being asked to take on more, and with less support, than ever
"Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new."— Albert Einstein We need to wipe the slate clean and begin anew. Allow us to work with you to teach your athletes. Put money, attention, and resources where it's most effective—in front of