Posts Tagged "#sports"

11 tips for healthy living

The number of overweight people in the United States, including children, has increased more than 30 percent in the last 30 years, and activity levels are down considerably while screen time is up. What can you do as a parent to help your family and your children get fit and healthy and stay that way throughout the school year?

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Allowing kids to be kids

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Children and teens today are more depressed and anxious than those one and two generations ago. There is a growing body of research, including studies conducted by child development expert Dr. Peter Gray, that indicate that children are suffering from less time for play and more parental control, including being over controlled, over scheduled, and over rescued. 

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Know when to push and when not to push your child

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I work with many adults in my practice who struggle to follow through on the positive goals they set for themselves. These are goals like exercise, keeping a healthy diet, and making their needs a priority — all self-improvement goals. My clients are responsible adults as well as committed parents who are better at caring for others than for themselves. Adults who struggle to follow through on their personal goals and challenges often did not learn to persevere as children. Their own well-intended parents may have been too permissive when they allowed their child to give up and quit a challenging activity. 

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What Should I Do When My Child Doesn’t Make the Team?

sitemgr_photo_3082282Dr. Kate Roberts discusses what to do when your child doesn’t make a sports team with bostonparentspaper.com. Article by Brian Spero.

Most parents look forward to their children reaching an age when they can participate in team sports.

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Let Go and Just Be There

Smiling Female Soccer Players Holding SoccerHow do you react if your son or daughter gets pulled off the field during their game? Or what if their playing time is really limited. Do you get upset? And if so, why?

One of the things we have to do as parents when we enter our child into a sports league is let go. We are no longer responsible for what happens and the decisions that are made during that game or series of games are not ours to make. That means that we trust and support whoever is making the decision in our place.

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