7 Dec

Mondays with M.E.: YOUTH SPORTS PARENTS

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BEING THE BEST YOUTH SPORTS PARENT YOU CAN BE: WISDOM FROM COACH AND PSYCHOLOGY PROFESSOR JOHN TAUER

Tauer,John_book Sports Parent youthDr. John Tauer is in a relatively unique position as both a coach of one of the winningest basketball teams in the country and a psychology professor who studies motivation at the University of St. Thomas. He doesn’t always like what he sees in youth sports and coined the acronym “WOSP” (well-intentioned, overinvolved sports parents) for his recent book, Why Less Is More for WOSPS: How to Be the Best Sports Parent You Can Be. A big believer in the potential of youth sports to build character, discipline, teamwork and conflict resolution skills, Tauer nonetheless challenges the Read More


29 Nov

Learned Gratitude

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As we gather with family and friends to celebrate Thanksgiving, we would do well to think about how to make each day one of thanksgiving. In the midst of our busy lives – and especially in a culture that often leads our kids to say, “Give me, give me!” – how can we instill in our children a spirit of gratitude for all things, large and small?

Here are the practical tips for raising thankful kids that Marti shared with KARE 11 News at 11‘s Diana Pierce:

1) Set an example of thankfulness
2) Establish a daily “thanksgiving ritual”
3) Avoid over-indulging your children
4) Engage your children in contributing, in the family and beyond

View the VIDEO here. To read more about making Thanksgiving an everyday way of being, click here.

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