#COVIDchaos – how to go to a school sporting event in 2020

Remember in 2019 how easy it was to attend a school sporting event? You might buy a school pass or pay at the gate. You picked up a roster and went and sat in the stands. You might go to the concession stand, and after the game, you could go onto the field and congratulate … Continue reading #COVIDchaos – how to go to a school sporting event in 2020

Update: Everyone is a winner.

After cleaning my 12-year old's room, I found this pile of medals outside the door. "What are these doing here?" I asked him. "I don't want them anymore," he replied. "You don't want any of these? Why not?" "There's too many..." This is exactly what I was talking about in this post. By awarding him … Continue reading Update: Everyone is a winner.

Everyone is a Winner

I didn’t see James Harrison's Instagram post about his kids getting trophies “just for participating.” But I guess it ignited a bit of a fire about everything from parenting practices, youth sports issues and the problem of overparenting. “Participation trophies” are trophies or medals given to children in a sport or activity. They didn’t win … Continue reading Everyone is a Winner