When you write a book, you end up writing even more!

I had heard that writing a book is only part of the bigger picture when a book comes out– and people were right! “Properly” promoting a book is a full-time job, and often you are asked to write even more. While I haven’t been writing original content for my blog so much these days, that’s […]

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Brains vs. Beauty: Considering Kids’ Participation in Beauty Pageants, Chess, and Football

In response to yesterday’s post on child beauty pageants in Australia (or not) I received a variety of thoughtful comments. One of them was from The Family Factor who wrote,  So what happens to the girls’ views of the audience when they realize the[y] did not cut it? The idea that outward appearance is what […]

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Mommy/Daddy, It Hurts

Please note that this was syndicated on BlogHer on April 8, 2010: http://www.blogher.com/mommydaddy-it-hurts. Check it out! April is National Youth Sports Safety Month, according to the National Youth Sports Safety Foundation (NYSSF). I’ve been thinking a lot youth sports injuries– last week I presented some preliminary findings from my research on youth sports injuries and […]

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Diving into Coaching

Greg Louganis, arguably the greatest diver of all time, and one of the greatest Olympians of all time, just started coaching young divers.  His accomplishments are extraordinary, but as many know, having superior skills does not always transfer to superior teaching. Louganis’ skills as a coach are his knowledge of diving technique and his ability […]

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Concussed Tiger Parents

I know what you are thinking: “Another Tiger Mom post?! What could anyone possibly add to that discussion at this point?” I generally agree, so I’ll be brief. Last week as I was checking out at CVS, this cover caught my eye. What I found most interesting was the smaller headline at the top: “Health […]

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