PCA 2020

Advice & Support

Spring has Sprung! What's New?

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Stop Nagging - Encouragement or Pushing?

With many young athletes crossing my path, it’s not unusual to hear comments like: “They push me too much” or, “They’re always on my case about what I’m doing at practice.” Not surprisingly, many young athletes feel pressured and pushed by their parents. In contrast, many parents believe in “the push.” If I didn’t push her to practice, she wouldn’t be as good as she is. I have to get after her sometimes. Or, parents agonize over what is the right amount to push: How can I ever know if I am doing damage or not? I want to be there and be supportive, but sometimes she looks at me like I have hurt her feelings.

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10 Fundraising Life Lessons Learned

At first glance, helping your child rock fundraiser after fundraiser can seem like a giant pain in the… calendar, wallet and more. But repeat after me: Fundraising teaches cool life lessons - and can also be fun! Keep this list handy for the next time you pull the fundraiser packet out of your kid’s backpack.

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After School Activities are Worth the Effort

I was surprised at my friend’s answer when I asked if her son was trying out for the junior high football team. “No, my son is lazy. He watches TV, plays video games or sleeps every day after school.” As she continued to speak, I realized she didn’t encourage after-school activities because she failed to recognize their benefits.

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