The more you protect your kids from failure, the less they learn about succeeding. Provide them with a higher education. Give them a chance to figure out what doesn’t work. The story of winners always begins with losing. A great bed time story for kids.
Categories: Parents, schools, Uncategorized
We had social networking when I was a kid too. It was called outside. A site for face to face, direct interaction. Where kids made up their own games, picked their own teams, made up the rules, settle the arguments. A place where they developed interpersonal skills, coping skills, social skills, all the skills needed to succeed in life. A great site. A sight to see.
Tags: Better schools, child obesity, elementary education, parenting, teachers
Keep them off the couch and get them outside before they become D.A.S.E.D. (Declining Attention Spans from Electronic Devices). When it comes to competing for kids’ attention, teachers can’t match the virtual power of video programmers. They over-stimulate. They are virtual hypnotists . . . mesmerizing kids for hours with their mental candy. School doesn’t mesmerize many. How can teachers compete? If you want better teachers for your kids, start by limiting how much time they play video games and watch television.
Tags: Gen Y, millenniums, parenting
Will kids have what it takes to slip from the shackles of their enabled, entitled, and instant gratified upbringing and meet the challenges of life head on, or will you hunt aimlessly for the reset button that real life can never offer?
Tags: athletes, mental training, Motivation, sports, sports pyschology
Play to win. When you get the lead, don’t let up. If you’re going to win, you must maintain the mental hustle that got you there. Keep the game face on. The momentum will change quickly if your opponent senses a letdown. Keep the pressure up but don’t over pursue. Stay on your toes and off your heels. Protect the lead but look to score. Play to win, not to lose.
Tags: baseball, family bonding, family communication, little league, parent involvement, sports, youth sports
There’s more to having a catch with your kids than just having a catch. It’s a time when you have their undivided attention. It’s your chance to open up a line of communication that will last a life time. As your kids get older, it will become more difficult for you to create an environment where they will open up to you. You must create one while they are young.
As you toss the ball back and forth, spend most of the time talking about something other than baseball. Find out what happened in their life today. Set the tone. Get them to talk, to open up. Engage with them. Show them you are interested in them and are there to listen. When they get older, they’ll always know that they can talk to you about their problems, concerns, or issues over something as special as “having a catch.”