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Sidelines to Frontlines: Parenting a Teen Athlete

Teen soccer team

Welcome to the fast-paced world of teen sports, where every game is more than just a display of physical talent. It’s a blend of hard work, discipline, and emotional ups and downs. As parents, you’re right in the thick of it, cheering from the sidelines and offering a shoulder when the going gets tough. Join […]

“My Teen plays sports. No reason to worry now…”

Regular physical activity benefits health in many ways, including helping build and maintain healthy bones, muscles, and joints; helping control weight and reduce fat; and preventing or delaying the development of high blood pressure.

I had always believed that if my children played competitive sports, then the endorphins would kick in and they would generally be happy and protected from feelings of depression. Most parents believe this. Boy was I wrong!   My youngest son played on two ice hockey teams at college, went to the gym on a […]

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