Tag Archives: decision making

10 Word Choices That Smart Athletes (and Their Parents and Coaches) Make to be the Best of the Best

A few weeks ago, I was counseling parents of an athlete at my gym. According to the parents, the daughter was considering “quitting” gymnastics because she believed that she was “sacrificing” too much to do gymnastics. “What do you mean by your daughter is sacrificing?” I asked. “I mean she sacrifices so much. You know, […]

Who Would You Choose?

It is a dark and stormy night (don’t all great stories begin this way?). And you are driving down the road in your brand new two-seater sports car, when you pass by a bus stop and see three people waiting in the pouring rain: An old lady who looks quite ill. A dear friend who […]

How an Emotionally Charged Child is Like a Car Wreck

My attention was immediately grabbed when I came across an article with the title: Is it good to let kids screw up? “Yes! Of course!” I screamed (in my head, thankfully, as I was sitting in Starbucks and out loud screaming would have been really awkward). And I loved the advice (and not just because […]