The importance of Stretching

I was recently asked from a well-concerned parent about her teenagers lack of flexibility and what the importance of stretching is for her athlete. Stretching can often take a back seat to your general exercise routine and sport-related activities, but it is an essential part of any conditioning or physical therapy program. Stretching decreases the […]

Shin Splints

‘Tis the season to run, due to such beautiful weather we are having. However, watch out for shin splints, also known as medial tibial stress syndrome, is a condition that causes mild to severe shin pain. This condition can last for several weeks, and even longer if the affected area is not given enough time […]

The Car Ride Home

Now that Cooper has officially started a sport (1st weekend of Soccer under our belts)I wanted to make sure I was being a supportive parent. Kip Watson LPC-S shared a sad statistic that 70% of kids quit sports by age of 13. One of the contributing factors to this is the conversation that happens between […]


I recently listened to an interview with former Dallas Cowboy Tyler Clutts, father of 4, on how to develop sportsmanship early. Here are some take-aways. Instill GRATITUDE! Being able to play and pursue sports is a blessing! Not everybody has that ability and opportunity. We live in a culture that “just has” or is “just […]

Back to school mask tips

Schools, teachers, parents, and kids are being asked to be flexible and responsive to new information about the COVID virus. For some families, this may mean remote learning. For others, children may have the option to return to school in-person. Now is the time to prepare for what that may look like.  The Centers for […]

Tips on how to get your kids to listen

A lot of us have little ones that misbehave & push our buttons! Especially these days with being in quarantine and spending more time together as a family unit. Here are some tips to help you get them to listen better & cooperate more, without relying on fear, force, bribery & rewards. True power can […]

Stay at home children

On school days, one in three adolescents comes home to a house with no adult present. Police departments call the hours between 2 PM and 8 PM “crime time,” because more than half of all youthful law violations occur during these six hours. It is generally agreed that at around 12 years of age, parents […]