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To quit or not to quit. That is the question.

This topic actually comes up a lot in therapy with kids and parents. A child will get started on some team or with some activity and partway through, will decide they don’t want do that…

Encouragement, not criticism

My oldest son plays 5th grade competitive basketball. He loves the basketball. Loves it. And if I’m being honest, I really do love it too. I have played. I grew up playing basketball. I grew…

Intro to youth sports and youth activities

There are so many benefits to youth sports (or extracurricular activities – like band, music, or art). Some parents choose to put their kids in sports as early as 3 or 4. Others may choose…

October is ALL about youth sports!

Hey all! This month, I will be covering topics related to youth sports (and youth activities). Tune in for all kinds of great info this month! PS I know I can change the front image…

What your face and your body are saying

Researchers say approximately 90% of what other people “hear” from us is not what they hear, it is what they see.  What they observe from our bodies and our faces when we talk with them…

The thing about waiting…

Two things. First. Waiting is hard. Can we all agree that waiting is hard?? And the unfortunate second part… Kids wait A LOT. I talk about this quite a bit when I do parenting workshops…

Become a noticer. In the best way!

“Noticer” is not a word. My computer continues to remind me that it is not a word, but it is absolutely a personality descriptor.  This is my middle son, Adrian. He is 5 and he…

The “dreaded” school supply list

I recently read this article from HuffPost and thought I could share some similar sentiments about our teachers. Our friends. Listen. I hate shopping for the things on the school supply list as much as…

Pros and cons of summer travel with kids

Summertime is a common time for travel since the kids are out of school. There’s no need to worry about unexcused absences or missing homework. Fewer worries about the hustle and bustle of the school…
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