Afterschool Activities/ Education

Are American youth sports in crisis? Inside the competitive youth world many say needs to change.” September 3, 2019. Deseret News. Ethan Bauer.

Dads: here’s how to keep your daughter fit for life.” June 27, 2019. The Telegraph. Sally Peck.

At the Spelling Bee, a New Word Is M-O-N-E-Y.” May 24, 2019. Shalini Shankar. The Wall Street Journal.

Before we were bears: A 115-year history of Brown’s mascot.” May 24, 2019. Tess DeMeyer. The Brown Daily Herald.

Talking about Spelling Bee on BBC International Radio. June 2, 2017.

Preparing your kid to become the next business mogul.” April 11, 2017. WMAR Baltimore (TV segment, pre-taped)

Recap: Education Speaker Series Lecturer Hilary Levey Friedman.” December 1, 2016.

Choosing the right extracurricular activities for your child.” September 9, 2016. Francesca Di Meglio.

How summer camp went from urban escape to rich-kid refuge.” July 19, 2016. Kari Paul. Quartz.

Why Affluent Parents Put So Much Pressure on Their Kids.” November 21, 2015. The Atlantic. Rebecca J. Rosen.

The Do’s and Don’t for Family Reading.” October 26, 2015. Psychology Today. Richard Gentry.

Live (taped) interview on Stossel for Fox/Fox Business about the importance of kids learning to lose. October 16, 2015. (17:38-24:08)

In defense of participation trophies: Why they really do teach the right values.” August 31, 2015. TODAY Parents. Lisa Heffernan.

Proliferation of participation trophies may send wrong message to nation’s youth.” August 27, 2015. Scottsdale Daily Sentinel. Wes Mayberry.

Does sports participation deserve a trophy? Let the parental debate begin!” August 17, 2015. CNN. Kelly Wallace (and live Facebook chat)

Steelers’ Harrison sends right message.” August 17, 2015. Marietta Daily Journal. John Bednarowski.

AM980 CKNM’s The Simi Sara Show on participation trophies. August 17, 2015.

James Harrison thinks kids’ participation trophies are worthless, sets off debate.” August 16, 2015. The Washington Post. Cindy Boren.

Lacrosse of Kumon? Which activities best prepare a young child for college?” August 11, 2015. Kathryn Flynn.

Behind the Scenes of Teenage Writing Competitions.” June 30, 2015. The Atlantic. Jen Karetnick.

Redshirting: Should We Give Kids the ‘Gift of Time’ in Youth Sports?” June 25, 2015. Jeff Spelman.

Re: When Kids Fly.” May 29, 2015. The New York Times.

The Meaning of Maturity.” May/June 2015. Psychology Today. Pg. 9. Matt Huston.

The overbooked generation.” May 10, 2015. The Christian Science Monitor. Lee Lawrence.

Bet you it’s good to be competitive.” May 3, 2015. Great Schools. Mary Pols.

HuffPost Live Appearance on “Our Kids: Robert Putnam.” (at minute 20) March 12, 2015.

AM900 CHML’s The Scott Thompson Show on new sex-ed curriculum. February 26, 2015.

Slain refs family hopes new laws will deter attacks.” February 22, 2015. The Detroit Free Press. Jeff Seifel.

Charter school working to fill gender gap in competitive chess.” February 17, 2015. Metro. Wendy Joan Biddlecombe.

Playing to Win.” Winter 2015. Smart Shopper: Your Family, Life & Leisure. eScrip. Pg. 13-16.

Where Should Parents Put Their Foot Down with Football?” January 2015. Slate. Mikaela Conley.

HuffPost Live Appearance “What Message Should Kids Take From Peyton Manning?” January 13, 2015.

Why Are Helicopter Parents So Intense? Maybe They’re Scared.” October 15, 2014. Chicago Magazine. Whet Moser.

My Loser Kid Should Get a Trophy.” August 22, 2014. The Daily Beast. Brandy Zadrozny.

“Baseball players take one last swing at big league dreams.” August 4, 2014. Fusion. Ted Hesson.

The Time Tug of War.” July 15, 2014. Savvy Kids. Dwain Hebda.

Is it soccer or piano tonight? OR BOTH?” June 2014. Central Penn Parent. David F. Salter. Pg. 16.

Playing to Win: Competitive Kid Capital.” April 25, 2014. Learning in Afterschool & Summer: Preparing Youth for the 21st Century.

Children and Competition: A Discussion with Hilary Levey Friedman.” April 2014. Make It Better: North Shore– Family, Community, and You.” Anna Carlson.

The Mail: Competition and Resiliency.” Spring 2014. Lisa Cohen Vacca. Brain, Child. Pg. 2.

Jaded Children, Callow Adults.” March 10, 2014. The Chronicle of Higher Education. Gary Cross.

Win Some, Lose Some.” February 2014. Parents. Julia Savacool. Pg. 110-112.

Are Competitive Sports Bad for Kids?” February 18, 2014. Tanya Konerman.

La Cultura: factor competitivo?” January 22, 2014. Unir Revista. Daniel Capo. (to translate from the Spanish use

Book Review: Playing to Win.” November 29, 2013. Brain, Mother. Lauren Apfel.

Tiger Girls on the Soccer Field.” November 25, 2013. Contexts Podcast.

The Carousel TV Show with Host Marcelle Soviero. November 17, 2013.

KCBS 740 AM (San Francisco) on Inequality in Afterschool Activties (with Margie Shafer). November 16, 2013.

Unequal Opportunity to Learn Not Limited to Classroom, Author Finds.” November 14, 2013. Education Week. Alyssa Morones.

AM900 CHML’s The Scott Thompson Show on No-touching playground/recess policies. November 6, 2013.

Podcast: Raising Children in a Competitive Culture.” November 4, 2013. JenningsWire.

What to Do When Your Child Wants to Quit.” November 4, 2013. Breezy Mama. Chelsea Gladden.

Page Turners: Books of note.” October 2013. Dance Studio Life. Page 40.

A Question About: Childhood Genius in the Visual Arts.” October 29, 2013. fototazo. Tom Griggs.

Parents spend big bucks with hopes of raising future stars.” October 27, 2013. NBC Nightly News.  (on YouTube)

After-school Activities: Kids ‘Specialize’ Earlier than Ever.” October 26, 2013. Parent Map. Laura MacKenzie.

Ballet Is in Crisis Because It’s Turning Into a Sport.” October 14, 2013. New Republic. Alice Robb.

Children’s Sports/Life Balance (New York Times Room for Debate). October 11, 2013. (also Bothsider.”Do competitive sports overwhelm childhood or enhance it?“)

Organized sports for preschoolers.” October 10, 2013. SheKnows Parenting. Sherri Kuhn.

Most Dangerous Sports for Kids.” October 6, 2013. Jenna Birch.

6 Things Preschool Teachers Won’t Say.” October 4, 2013. Anne Zachry.

6 Types of Preschool Programs.” October 4, 2013. Anne Zachry.

8 Questions to Ask When Looking at Preschools.” October 4, 2013. Anne Zachry.

DT Recommends Playing to Win: Raising Children in a Competitive Culture.” October 2013. Dance Teacher. Pg. 62.

WWJ Newsradio, two segments (Part 1 and Part 2) with Marie Osborne on Kids and Competition. October 1, 2013.

WJR The Warren Pierce Show. September 29, 2013. On Playing to Win and beauty pageants.

Desert Island List: 12 Must-Read Education Books.” September 26, 2013. Parent Map. Alison Krupnick.

Travel Soccer is Every Parent’s Nightmare.” September 26, 2013. Philadelphia Magazine. Vicki Glembocki.

Sociologist signs book about raising kids in a competitive culture.” September 25, 2013. West Bloomfield Beacon. Cari DeLamielleure-Scott.

Arizona’s PBS Station show “Horizon” on PLAYING TO WIN. September 23, 2013.

Parent Buzz Web Chat for, “Youth Sports Injuries.” September 23, 2013.

98.3 WCLS Coach Mike Taylor Show on Playing to Win. September 23, 2013.

Youngest Kid, Smartest Kid?” September 19, 2013. The New Yorker. Maria Konnikova.

Expert Insights on Competitive Activities with the author of Playing to Win Dr. Hilary Levey Friedman.” September 18, 2013. eNannySource. Michelle LaRowe.

KSTX Texas Public Radio The Source. September 17, 2013 on Raising Kids to Compete.

WATD The South Shore’s Morning News. September 4, 2013 on PLAYING TO WIN.

Organized Sports for Preschoolers.” September 3, 2013. SheKnows Parenting. Sherri Kuhn.

Playing to Win Book Signing by Hilary Levey Friedman.” September 3, 2013. Framingham Patch.

HuffPost Live Guest on “Playing to Win.” August 29, 2013. ”

Are You Raising Your Kids ‘to win’?” August 29, 2013. Slate Double X. Jessica Grose.

Our Competitive Culture: Hate the Players or Hate the Game?” August 22, 2013. The Parents Perspective (editors).

Do girls’ hobbies affect their futures?” August 21, 2013. Chicago Tribune. John Keilman.

The Motts Radio Show. August 20, 2013. (30:15-40:30)

Many parents see competitive activities as not just important, but essential for their children’s success.” August 16, 2013. The National Post. Sarah Boesveld.

The Broswers on KSL Radio (Salt Lake City). August 12, 2013. (6:15-14:53)

Steve Klamkin and the WPRO Morning NewsAugust 10, 2013. Parent Buzz Web Chat for, “Kids and Competition.” August 6, 2013.

The Matt Townsend Show on Sirius/XM 143, on Competition. July 18, 2013 (released on July 19).

Winning vs. Playing the Game: What do our children learn after school?” July 10, 2013. Utah Family. Kimberly Carlson.

Is your child a quitter? When to push a kid and when to let go.” July 8, 2013. TODAY Moms. Corey Binns.

Exceptionally Normal.” June 28, 2013. ESPN The Magazine. Wayne Drehs. Page 64.

Consumed: The #longreads reading list.” June 12, 2013. Marketplace (American Public Media). Mary Dooe.

How much abuse should kids take from a coach?” May 28, 2013. Boston.Comment (ed. Joanna Weiss, The Boston Globe)

Apps for Kids: Content Wars for the Milk and Cookie Set. May 12, 2013. Matt Twomey.

NECN television appearance on the competitive post-college job market (“Tips: Succeeding in the job hunt after college.”). May 2, 2013.

NECN television appearance on why schools are instituting more rules for families (“Have school rules gone too far?”). March 20, 2013.

Huffington Post Live Guest Appearance on “Whiners of Winners?” March 12, 2013.

NECN television appearance (taped package and live in studio interview) on Boston’s baby experiment circuit (“How babies learn.”). February 26, 2013.

Playing field or battleground: Can competition be healthy for kids.” December 4, 2012. The Desert News. Rachel Lowry.

NECN television appearance on competitive parenting in the Boston area (“Why youth sports make parents so crazy.”). [Related to Boston Magazine article I wrote] November 15, 2012.

“‘Afterschooling’ no punishment.” November 7, 2012. The Philadelphia Inquirer. Virginia McGuire.

The Costs of Competitive Kids.” November 2, 2012. Daniel Bukszpan.

NECN television appearance on California parents thinking of suing elementary school over free yoga classes on religious grounds (“School yoga classes under fire.”). October 24, 2012.

NECN television appearance on child discipline in schools in the wake of the Lichtenstein NYT op-ed (“Child discipline in school: What’s appropriate?”). September 18, 2012.

Hearing the roar of the tiger mother.” March 8, 2012. The Indianapolis Star. Sigal Tavel, et al.

NECN television appearance on hazing and coaches’ credentials (“Expert: Hazing is bullying, pure and simple: Onus on parents  to investigate who’s coaching and counseling their kids.“). December 2, 2011.

Is Kindergarten ‘Graduation’ Like High Heels for Babies?” June 2011. Mom’s Homeroom (MSNBC). Martha Brockenbrough.

The Laura Ingraham Show on Tiger Parenting. January 28, 2011.

Going to extreme measures for child athletes.” January 20, 2011. CNN. Stephanie Chen.

Moms quit jobs for their child’s college dreams.” April 27, 2010. CNN. Stephanie Chen.

Activities the new work for kids during summer.” June 29, 2009. CanWest (Canada’s AP). Shannon Proudfoot.