As the mom of two athletic teenagers (and a former competitive swimmer myself), I’ve been to a lot of kid sports games. Baseball. Soccer. Basketball. Swimming. Water Polo. And although the sports activity and venue may differ, I’ve come to realize there is the same set of parent “types” sitting in the stands at every game. They’re categorized as such. The Overly-Helpful … [Read more...] about 10 Parent Types You’ll Find at Every Kids’ Sports Game
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The past year in many ways has been a very good one in our country’s fight to end violence against women. Last fall, there was intense outcry following the release of the elevator video showing Baltimore Raven’s running back Ray Rice punching his then fiancée. Following that watershed moment, President Obama and Vice President Biden launched a powerful It’s On Us campaign … [Read more...] about From Mayweather to Ray Rice: Decoding Sports Media’s Bias Against Women
Participation in sports can help keep teens out of trouble, though it's not guaranteed. Teens who participate in sports tend to have less time to get into trouble. In better physical shape than their sedentary peers, they tend to pay more attention to nutrition than kids who don't play sports. Teen athletes also tend to do better academically and may get a boost in self-esteem … [Read more...] about Does Participation in Sports Keep Teens Out of Trouble?
My son is a member of a VIP swim team. The team is not restricted to children with autism only, nor is it restricted to only children. There are adults on the older team. One adult, for example, is blind.On my son’s team, which is a team designed for less experienced swimmers, there are kids with Downs Syndrome and other afflictions. Some kids have to swim with an instructor, … [Read more...] about Children With Autism And Team Sports
It's that time of year again - BATHING SUIT season, sun dresses, shorts, and tank tops. It reminds us to watch what we are eating, because the long sweaters aren’t going to hide the winter pounds anymore! With spring sports in season, a lot of us are spending our weekends attending games. And whether you’re heading to the ballpark of your favorite MLB team, or just … [Read more...] about How to Eat Healthy at Sports Events