Kids and Competition

Parental Participation Prizes: Practical Advice from the Participation Trophy Brouhaha.” September 3, 2015. Psychology Today.

Is it mature to be competitive?” May 14, 2015. Psychology Today blog.

Not Just High Achievers: What Child Genius says about American achievement patterns.” February 26, 2015. Psychology Today blog.

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

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

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

Competition and Kids– Is it Healthy? Yes!” Winter 2014 (Vol. 19, Issue 1). Brain, Child. Pg. 17.

Children and Competitiveness.” November 27, 2013. Oxford Bibliographies, Childhood Studies.

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.

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

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

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.

Measuring Ambition in Today’s Youth.” July 3, 2013. PsychologyToday.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]

How Do You Spell R-E-S-I-L-I-E-N-T? National Spelling Bee highlights the importance of resilience in childhood.” June 4, 2013. PsychologyToday.com.

Youth Soccer Shouldn’t Be A Blood Sport.” May 10, 2013. Cognoscenti.

Competitions Within Competitions: America’s insatiable hunger.” May 10, 2013. PsychologyToday.com.

Qualities of the B (aka Bench-Warming) Player.” April 12, 2013. PsychologyToday.com

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

Should My 8-Month-Old Already Be Competing?” November 15, 2012. Kveller.

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.

Life Is an Audition: Recent Books About Young Adult Performers.” March 23, 2002. 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.

Lions, Tigers, and Bear Moms– Oh, My!” Summer 2011. Contexts. Pages 70-1.

Pas de Deux: A Review of Bunheads and Audition.” November 4, 2011. The Huffington Post.

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

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

Testing Toddlers.” September 2, 2010. Everyday Sociology.

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.

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

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