I find it incredible how often children enter my practice as virtual strangers and within seconds of taking a seat in my office, go on the offensive as to why they are in my company. In general, I love sports, and I love parenting. The parallels are striking. For example, being a parent on the day of your child’s Sweet Sixteen celebration has so much in common with managing a baseball team during a World Series game – in both instances, neither can afford to take the day off, and both require the consistent effort of active, hands-on work. Staying on top of every situation and not giving in when things get difficult, will make all activities more predictable, and therefore, more enjoyable. Sometimes, all your child needs, is what an excellent player needs…a great coach. As Babe Ruth said, “Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.”

Let’s play ball!