As the broadening effects of the Zika virus, security concerns, and water contamination continue to be their own competition, the real Olympians have plenty to worry about as they decide whether or not to participate in the Olympics in Rio. Continue reading Is It Safe to Go to Rio?
What do you say to your child who says she wants to be a super model? Or a movie star? Or a legendary rock star? Or a professional basketball player? What you say is as important as what you do. Statistically, most of our kids won’t grow up to be members of the elite few who actually achieve those goals, because the elimination rounds are brutal. It’s unlikely the kids will achieve the best-of-the-best. And as parents, we’re ok with that, because we know the excessive demands of those roles can take an intolerable toll. But we want to encourage our kids to aim high, to dream, to work hard to achieve. So we encourage. Continue reading Olympic Motivation