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Janis B. Meredith

Janis B. Meredith, a coach’s wife for 29 years and sports mom for 22 years, lives in Alva, where she writes about character in youth sports on JBMThinks.com.

Janis B. Meredith

Special to SWFL Parent & Child

Parents always say how much they learn about themselves when they have kids. So true. But when my kids started playing sports, the learning progressed to a whole new level. Read more

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Janis B. Meredith

Special to SWFL Parent & Child

These simple guidelines will help you build a good relationship with your child’s coach. Read more

Parenting

Janis B. Meredith

Special to SWFL Parent & Child

Even if you don’t like the coach or don’t always agree with the coach, they still deserve to be thanked for their sacrifice.Here are some great ideas for how you can say “Thank you” to your child’s coach. Read more

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'Tis the season for crazy busy holiday schedules, and if your child is playing sports, the plot thickens. There are some ways to calm the busy-ness and manage the conflicts. Read more

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Here are 10 traits that make a sports parent an asset to their child’s experience rather than a detriment. Read more

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4 ways to gauge if you’re overdoing it Read more

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Words can be shut down; attitudes are harder to reform. Read more

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There are times in parenting when keeping quiet becomes the wisest thing to do. This is especially true if your child is an athlete and you find yourself in the up-and-down roller coaster world of y Read more

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There was a lot of time, money, travel and emotional drama in those years of watching my kids take the youth sports journey. But I do not regret any of it. Read more

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As a sports parent, do you often count the days until the season ends and you will get a break? Read more

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What should we want for our kids after a game? Read more

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Are you feeling the subtle spiral of youth sports sucking you in? Before you wake up one day and find that it has made you its slave, here’s how you can guard against that. Read more

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Effective sports parents are those who know that their child is learning and growing through the youth sports experience, because Mom and Dad have chosen not to get in the way. Read more

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Instead, banish these 10 detrimental phrases from your youth sports vocabulary. Read more

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  • Janis B. Meredith

    Special to SWFL Parent & Child

    Janis B. Meredith

    Janis B. Meredith is a parenting coach who was a sports mom for 22 years, a coach's wife for 29, and is now the mom of two coaches.

  • Janis B Meredith

    Janis B. Meredith, a coach’s wife for 29 years and sports mom for 22 years, lives in Alva, where she writes about character in youth sports on JBMThinks.com