Category: Parenting

Why failure IS a good option

While the movie “Apollo 13” was a great adventure story about the heroism of American astronauts, I’ve always been bothered by the popular tag line for the movie—“failure is not an option.” I’ll admit that the comment makes sense in … Continue reading

Throw-Away Youth

When it comes to compassion and concern, some types of childhood issues get more attention and resources than others. We care about issues of bullying, suicide, depression and autism. However, other childhood problems challenge our compassion capacity, particularly juvenile sexual … Continue reading

10 ways to not be the angry sideline parent

By: Dr. Lora Scott, sports medicine physician It’s a typical youth football game. Kids are on the side lines cheering on their teammates for another first down or to play tough defense. The score is close and the game becomes … Continue reading

2015 Resolutions: More harm than good?

Over the next few weeks, prepare to be barraged by admonitions to make New Year’s resolutions. These messages connect with us because we aspire to be better persons. Research indicates that the most popular resolutions in 2014 focused on losing … Continue reading

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