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What Your Child Needs Regardless of Talent

You’ve probably heard the same comments I’ve heard about the Superstars in our culture.  “Lebron James is SO talented!”  Or, “Beyonce is SO talented!”  Actually we don’t know how talented they are because that’s not what we’ve been witnessing when we watch them perform.  In fact what we witness when Lebron sinks a three-pointer with…
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Helping Kids Choose Between Wants and Needs

Somewhere between the extremes of taking control of our children’s lives (no choices), and giving them unlimited freedom (no boundaries), is the complicated but essential business of teaching our children how to make good choices. Either of these two extremes are easier in the short-term, but the long-term consequences are painful for our children and…
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Why Do Kids Quit Sports?

  The article below, "Why They Stop,"  was written eight years ago by Vince Ganzberg, Director of Education for Indiana Youth Soccer. Interestingly, not much has changed when it comes to the reasons we lose kids from the activities they initially pursued in search of “fun.” Why They Stop By Vince Ganzberg, Director of Education…
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Should You Try to Reignite Your Child’s Passion?

There are times when a child loses the passion for an activity that was once there burning bright.  When it happens parents who like to “fix things” are often tempted to make strategic efforts to reignite the lost enthusiasm of their child.  Before you get out your blow torch to light a fire under your…
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