Parents of kids with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) often wonder whether they should allow them to take part in sports.
As parents, we often wonder if our kids are overscheduled and too busy. Most likely the answer is yes, however, busy is not always a bad thing. Busy means our kids aren’t getting themselves into trouble. Busy means concentrating on an activity instead of searching for something to do, and we all know what that can lead to. Bad choices!
Being asked to hit a baseball out of the air with a thin piece of wood is quite a challenge, but it’s one that you can overcome if you know what you are doing.
High on the list of frustrating things we have to deal with as sports parents is this gem. You wouldn’t believe (or maybe you would) how many times I’ve heard from parents…
I know it’s selfish of me to even ask this, but why does my kid always buddy up with the kid whose parents are not the ones I want to be friends with?
Baseball definitely brings out some crazy habits and quirks in players on the field. Some of them are universal and some others are funny and entertaining. Others are purely about superstition. I’d love to hear about any quirks your kids may have during the games and practices that I may …
Fill in players are a delicate issue and generally not handled well. A few years ago, when our team was transitioning from a team in development to a team that could compete, we found ourselves in a competition against a team we had played evenly earlier in the season. We knew the team well enough to recognize two new faces.
After 15 years, hundreds of games & practices, and hours upon hours of effort, we have arrived at the era of high school baseball for both of my boys.
Baseball has been the soundtrack to my life for as long as I can remember. The sounds of the game floated through my Grandmother’s house on a transistor radio. You could hear the sounds of a neighborhood game being played in the streets. Practices and games were their own symphonies.
Now that my boys are in high school and not playing some kind of games every single weekend, I have some Saturdays and Sundays that don’t revolve around sports.