Parenting Athletes

Evaluation | BrainCodeCorpParenting athletes is hard work. There's an entirely new and different set of dynamics at work. You have to be mom, dad, or mom and dad, coach, counselor, EMT, equipment manager, engineer, and seamstress all before dinner! You're not alone and maybe, just maybe, we can help each other navigate this never-ending path to glory. Hey, what's your biggest challenge with your athlete?

Parenting the ‘yeah but’

By Kip Rodgers | May 16, 2024 |

When I witness discussions between parent and athlete and it goes into debate mode, the ‘yeah but‘ is pulled out. Both parent and athlete interrupt each other with the ‘yeah but‘. It is a common destructive pattern of communication. Parents need to be equipped for these ‘yeah but‘ situations. It involves moving out of debate…

Managing Injury

By Kip Rodgers | February 16, 2024 |

Managing the impact of injury is one of the main reasons parents call my office. When injury is severe or season-ending, the challenges demand strong physical and mental responses for your child and for you the parent(s). Let us review vital protocols to address these typical injury challenges Keeping Motivation: This arguably may be the…

Mental Health Issues are Brain Health Issues

By Kip Rodgers | December 23, 2023 |

Parents, I have a question for you. Do you observe these in your child or teenage athlete no matter how loving, caring, and consistently helpful you try to be? * Angry outbursts * Tantrums * Aggression * Defiance – rebellion * Never sitting still * Emotional meltdowns * Can’t pay attention * Blaming The source…

Best Evaluation Tool for your Kids

By Kip Rodgers | October 12, 2023 |

Parenting involves intention. I am excited to share with you one of the best evaluation tools for your kids. I started this tradition with each of my kids when they reached kindergarten. While it looks a bit different today, we do continue the tradition. What is this amazing evaluation tool, you ask? It is called…

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