Resilience

College Orientation for Parents: Foster Resilience! by Marilyn Price-Mitchell PhD

College Orientation for Parents: Foster Resilience!

Were you one of the thousands of parents who recently left your college freshman in an unfamiliar place?  For college freshmen and their families, September is usually a time of excitement and trepidation – an honored American rite of passage. But what has changed for you and your child? And […]

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Playing the Game: The Truth About Youth Sports, by Marilyn Price-Mitchell PhD

Playing the Game: The Truth About Youth Sports

Whether or not your children play sports, you probably have an opinion about the value of sports in children’s lives. You may believe that sports help children develop teamwork skills, self-confidence, resiliency, moral character, and other personal strengths. Or you may see a dark side of youth sports, believing that […]

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Coaches: Key Players in Youth Sports, by Marilyn Price-Mitchell PhD

Coaches: Key Players in Youth Sports

Everyone talks about great coaches — and for good reasons. Coaches are key players in making sports experiences enjoyable and gratifying for youth.  Not only do coaches help kids have fun, but they also play an important role in positive youth development. Good coaches help individuals and teams win.  But […]

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Why Character Counts, by Marilyn Price-Mitchell PhD

Why Character Counts

It’s simple. Character counts because character increases well-being and leads to a life of fulfillment.  It is widely acknowledged that character  –not beauty, high test scores, or wealth – account for life satisfaction. So how do children develop character during their academic climb from kindergarten through high school? Educational goals […]

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Fostering Initiative in Children and Teens, by Marilyn Price-Mitchell PhD

Fostering Initiative in Children and Teens

Helping kids navigate their life journey with initiative, courage and optimism is part of raising healthy children. Alfred D. Souza made a great point:  “For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin.  But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to […]

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