Afterschool Activities

Chess.” Pg. 114-118 in Youth Cultures in America (edited by Simon J. Bronner and Cindy Dell Clark). 2016. Westport, CT: Greenwood.

Youth soccer’s case of the missing $195,000: Did one Framingam United youth soccer dad really help himself to daily Dunkin’ Donuts, vacations, and piles of club cash?” June 3, 2015. The Boston Globe Magazine.

Play, Outsourced.” February 14, 2015. You Plus 2 Parenting, 28 Days of Play series.

Competitive Kid Capital.” October 8, 2014. Kidz Edge Magazine.

Trust Funds of Competitive Kid Capital.” August 13, 2014. University of California Press blog.

A Closer Look at Overuse Injuries in the Pediatric Athlete.” June 14, 2014. Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine.

Goldilocks vs. GoldieBlox.” April 11, 2014. Gender & Society blog.

Making It Count: How to Raise a Mathlete.” April 2014. ParentMap. Pg. 57-61.

Pediatric Sports Injuries: A Comparison of Males Versus Females.” February 24, 2014. The American Journal of Sports Medicine.

The Wild, Unregulated Business of After-School Programs.” December 2, 2013. The New Republic.

After-school Activities Make Educational Inequality Even Worse.” November 13, 2013. The Atlantic EDU.

Tiger Girls on the Soccer Field.” Contexts. Fall 2013 (12:4). Pg. 30-35.

Competitive Kids: College admissions game starts early.” Winter 2014 (14:1) . Education Next. Pg. 96.

What to Do After School.” November 2013. Framingham Life. Page 20.

The Impact of Competitive Youth Sports on Children.” October 25, 2013. The Robert Wood Johnson Human Capital Blog.

Playing to win.” October 24, 2013. Gates Cambridge blog. (Reposted at HuffPost Students on October 28, 2013).

When Did Competitive Sports Take Over American Childhood?” September 20, 2013. The Atlantic EDU.

The Page 99 Test: Hilary Levey Friedman’s Playing to Win.” September 12, 2013.

Where It Hurts: The most common sports injuries for kids may surprise you.” September 8, 2013. The Boston Globe Magazine. Pg. 27.

How to Choose the Best Afterschool Activity for Your Child.” September 5, 2013. Mamapedia.

Do Your Kids Need More Competitive Capital?” September 3, 2013. Harvard Business Review Blog.

The Problem with Prize Culture.” September 2, 2013. TIME Ideas.

The Rise of Private Hebrew Tutoring.” August 29, 2013. The Jewish Daily Forward’s Sisterhood Blog.

Should Kids Diversify or Specialize After School?” August 27, 2013. PsychologyToday.com.

“Soccer Isn’t for Girly-Girls? How Parents Pick the Sports Their Daughters Play.” August 6, 2013. The Atlantic.com.

Pediatric Sports Injuries: An Age Comparison of Children Versus Adolescents (with Rebecca Casciano, Andrea Stracciolini, William Meehan, and Lyle Micheli).” June 5, 2013 (online). The American Journal of Sports Medicine. [Appendix]

After-school Hours and Activities.” April 22, 2012. Oxford Bibliographies, Childhood Studies.

“Cheering for a Mate in Two: A Review of Brooklyn Castle.” December 11, 2012. The Huffington Post.

Battle of the Whack-Job Sports Parents.” October 2012. Boston Magazine. Page 22.

From Coddled Kids to World-Class Gymnasts: Mihai Brestyan’s American Gymnastics Club has become a champion factory of sorts.” July 2012. Boston Magazine. Page 18.

Tiger Teachers: The New Stage Moms Aren’t Moms.” June 4, 2012. The Huffington Post.

Doing the Math: Are pricey after-school centers worth the time and money?” January 22, 2012. The Boston Globe Magazine. Pg. 20-24. (Click HERE to see the PDF version of the print article)

Developing the All-Around Child: Given the history of college admissions in this country, can you blame those who overparent?.” November 29, 2011. BostonMagazine.com.

In the Wake of the Sandusky Scandal, A Call for Youth Coaching Certifications.” November 14, 2011. The Huffington Post.

Why Summer Camp Isn’t as Safe as You Think.” August 8, 2011. The Huffington Post.

Age Cut-offs, Limits, and Manipulations in Sports.” August 2, 2011. BlogHer.

Findings on Sport Moms and Sport Daughters.” April 8, 2011. BlogHer.

Females Down for the Count.” February 22, 2011. The Huffington Post.

American ‘Tiger Moms’ obsess in their own ways.” January 21, 2011. Opinion Column in USA Today.

Capitalized Communism in US Sports? From Women’s Gymnastics to IMG Academies.” October 26, 2010. The Bleacher Report.

Racing Safely to the Finish Line? Kids, Competition, and Injuries.” September 8, 2010. The Huffington Post.

The Achilles’ Heel: Sports Injuries and Team Doctors.” September 3, 2010. The Bleacher Report.

Trophies, Triumphs, and Tears: Children’s Experiences with Competitive Activities.” 2010. Sociological Studies of Children and Youth. Heather Beth Johnson (ed.). Pg. 319-349. Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing.

Raising Middle Class Children in the Competitive Culture of the United States: Parenting and Competitive Children’s Activities.” March 19, 2010. Child Research Net.

Outside Class: A Historical Analysis of American Children’s Competitive Activities.” 2010. Childhood in American Society. Karen Sternheimer (ed.). Pg. 342-354. Boston: Pearson Allyn & Bacon.

Pageant Princesses and Math Whizzes: Understanding Children’s Activities as a Form of Children’s Work.” 2009. Childhood. 16(2): 195-212.

Playing to Win (and for college admissions!)—In First Grade.” December 9, 2008. Eduwonkette.

Mobility at the Museum?” Contexts. Spring 2007 (6.2). Contexts. Page 9.

More School After School.” Contexts. Winter 2007 (6.1). Contexts. Page 11.

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