When families decide to invest in the world of youth sports, they are doing so with the mindset of seeing their children improve. When the process starts, everything is usually great, and as time goes on, the mindset changes from a bit more open to one that wants to see the children practicing and competing against only better players. On the surface, it would make a great deal of sense. However, if you dig into this a little more, you’ll see that developmental steps have been skipped. What I am going to share with you this month is the basic principal that I and many of my coaching friends try to follow.
Children and Parenting
The Family and Child Abuse Prevention Center (FCAPC ) was founded in Lucas County in 1974 by a local pediatrician and a small group of concerned citizens who saw firsthand the devastating effects of child abuse. While child protection and law enforcement agencies have a crucial role in child protection, the founders of FCAPC had the foresight to see the need for additional community partners. From the compassion, dedication, and vision of this small group of people, an organization evolved with dedicated professionals who diligently work to break the cycle of interpersonal violence. With offices in Lucas and Ottawa counties, FCAPC serves approximately 50,000 individuals each year.
April is in the air, and kids across the country are beginning to sense that the end of another school year is close at hand. But what sort of summer do you envision for your child? An exciting time of discovery, enrichment, and learning or an idle period spent indoors, tethered to the latest high-tech gadget? If you chose the former, you’re in luck because many area schools and organizations offer exciting summer camps that help keep kids productively occupied while sharpening their skills in academics, sports, and personal interests of all kinds.