Janis Meredith

Janis B. Meredith, sports mom and coach's wife, writes a sports parenting blog called JBM Thinks. She authored the 'Sports Parenting Survival Guide' series and has a podcasting series for sports parents. You can also find her on Facebook and Twitter.

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12 Phrases Youth Athletes Needs to Hear From Their Parents

Your words can heal and empower. As parents, your words have a powerful effect on your child's performance and enjoyment of playing youth sports. When...

20 Tips to Help Your Athlete Son or Daughter Get Off the Bench

There reaches a point in youth sports when equal playing time is no longer the norm; for some it may come early in elementary school, for others, not...

10 Things Sports Parents Should and Shouldn't Do

Sports parents, If you have an athlete, you know how tempting it is to morph into being one of those crazy parents on the sidelines. So before the...