Parents

What My Wife Taught Me About the Dreaded Car Ride After the Game

Let's Rewind In the early years of my son's baseball career, the car ride home was always fun and cheerful -- win or lose. As I look back now it's obvious to me which one of us started taking the fun out of that car ride. MY need for constant improvement and performance excellence turned me into a…
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Your Body Language Never Lies

As parents, we're communicating every single second of every single day. Mouth open or mouth closed, the message is getting out. Your attitude about your child and her play, your sense of admiration or not, and what you think about her efforts are transmitted in subtle ways for her and everyone else to read.  Approximately 55% of…
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Optimal Parent Push Toxic or True?

During one of my workshops for the parents of young tennis players, one of the fathers stated a widely held belief. I'm not sure you can get a great player without at least one crazy pushy parent.” (more…)
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