4th Grade is Too Late To Start a Sport. Seriously?!

My son Josh signed up to play Pony League baseball in fourth grade.  His best friend from church, Sammy, talked him into it.  Sammy, a very athletic child, had already been playing baseball for a few seasons.  Josh, on the other hand, was brand new to the game.  It quickly became apparent that at age 9, it was much too late to start a new sport....more
I came across this article while writing a paper about the overly competitiveness of youth ...more

The Rubik's Cube of True Talent

True talent. I have been tossing around the concept of true talent in children for a few years now, and what it means to me as a parent. I turn it over like a Rubik’s cube, over and over and over. I twist the blocks, first horizontally, then vertically, trying to solve it. ...more

LOL! Just went to your blog and saw your image of boxes on the assemly line.

Love the ...more

Reading, Writing & Organized Sports

Growing up in my family, there was never an emphasis on sports. I guess being that my parents initially only started out with 3 daughters; they didn’t feel a need to ‘develop’ athletes. It wasn’t until years later, when they finally had a son, that sports became something big.  As my brother grew older and taller, everyone always assumed he was interested in either basketball or football. ...more