Sports is a topic that comes up more & more as your child gets older. We find ourselves talking more about different sport, coach, & team options than the old topics of potty training & naps. It is a hard thing to navigate, which is why we wanted to put together a collection focused specifically on this topic!
Parents often wonder how they can best support their athletes. This article covers 10 great tips!
This article is a “Thank You” to the parents of athletes who are the silent strength behind that success.
Youth sports can be very valuable in teaching life-long lessons & skills. Read Shari’s article to hear her reasons for advocating for youth sports…
Read Samantha’s article to find out what important points you should consider when helping your child decide on which sport to play
Marcello & Shari were both high level athletes who spent much of their childhood training in their respective sports. In this video, they talk about the life lessons that they learned along the way!
Find out how Angie’s 3 daughters have benefited from learning how to skateboard, and why you should consider encouraging your daughter to try it too
Get four expert tips from Doctor Michael on how to prevent injuries from happening to young athletes
Read Nicole’s article to get the facts on mouthguards, learn your options, and find out how to properly protect your children
Read Scott’s article to find out what sports are considered the safest, the most dangerous, and get his tips on how to better prepare your child for each activity.
Goal planning can be very helpful for kids as long as it is made accessible to them. From a very early age, kids can grasp the concepts outlined in the free goal planning worksheet here…
CUSTOM WATER BOTTLES
My kids’ water bottles go with us everywhere! Sports practices, car trips, they even take them to bed with them. It is nice when you can get them customized with their name & the sport that they love. Be sure to check out this shop’s various options; she has some cool stuff!
Click the link below for more info…
Featured Contributor: Gene Zannetti
Co-founder of Z Winning Mindset, Gene Zannetti graduated with a Psychology degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He has two masters degrees; one in Sport Psychology and the other in Clinical Psychology. Gene is a certified School Psychologist, Personal Trainer and Nutritionist. His masters degree thesis (Perfectionism & Anxiety) has been published in the International Journal of Wrestling Sciences. Gene was a nationally ranked All-Ivy League wrestler at UPenn.
Featured Contributor: Samantha Olivier
Samantha has a B.Sc. in nutrition, and has spent two years working as a personal trainer. Since then, she has embarked on a mission to conquer the blogosphere. When not in the gym or on the track, you can find her at Ripped.me, or in a tea shop.
Featured Contributor: Michael Wolf, MD
Michael Wolf, MD is a board-certified sports medicine pediatrician at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children. He treats children with acute injuries, fractures, acute and chronic athletic-related pain, concussions, and non-operative pediatric orthopedic conditions.
Featured Contributor: Angie Collins
Angie Collins is a Parent Coach at Empowered Parents Empowering Daughters. As a Parent Coach, she helps mothers and fathers discover their own strengths so that they feel empowered to face their parenting challenges with confidence. She is particularly interested in Girls Issues and Girl Empowerment. Angie has a BS in Elementary Education from Chaminade University, an MS in Education from Tufts University and has experience as an Elementary School Teacher and a Preschool Teacher Educator with the United States Peace Corps. She lives abroad with her husband and three tween daughters.
- Facebook: @ParentCoachAngie
Featured Contributor: Scott D. Grossman
Scott D. Grossman is a veteran New Jersey accident lawyer. When he isn’t lawyering, Scott can be found spending time with his family or weightlifting in his decked out basement home gym.
Featured Contributor: Nicole Kilgore
Nicole is a dental hygienist with over 17 years in the field. She is passionate about children’s dental health, and educating the public as to how it is linked to overall health. And it just so happens that her husband, Ken Kilgore, also shares an interest on keeping kids healthy and safe — he makes customized children’s beds to help a child transition from crib to big kids bed in a fun way.