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Top 10 reminders for youth sports parents and coaches

Consider this my first mobile post published on Maternal Media. I’m reporting live from a sports field in middle America, but I imagine this same scene is unfolding across the country. 424 more words

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Not an Idiot Yet

A handful of years I mused about how there may be little hope for me. The quicksand of sports parenting was destined to swallow me up. 313 more words

A Dangerous Dozen: Misguided Ideas of Well-Meaning Gym Parents

With tuitions that can approximate a car payment each month, missed family dinners and weekends lost to travelling to remote locations to sit inside a gym or hotel convention center eating over priced hot dogs and too many brownies, no one can doubt that gymnastics parents are among the most dedicated sports parents. 1,497 more words

Remember, Competition Is Tough On A Kid

By Paul Peavy

I was watching a college basketball game on TV about a month ago. A few extra curricular elbows and shoves were getting thrown around when the commentator said, “They need to remember that this is just a game.” 789 more words

socks matter.

He took us up to his conference room, sat us down, and gave us a piece of advice.

“Now i’m not going to tell you how to parent your child,” he said, and then proceeded to tell us about… 910 more words


The nightmare sports parent checklist

Are you this sports parent? A checklist.

We’ve all known THAT parent. The parent who lives and dies with every game or — more to the point — the win/loss record. 921 more words

Baseball Parent

Buzzed NFL Power Rankings

Week 2 (well, actually week 16) of the Buzzed Power Rankings.  The Texans and Broncos win, the Falcons dominate and the Pats-Niners was awesome, so what did we learn?  251 more words