• Do Girls and Boys Play Differently?

    Whether its girls being mean or boys getting carried away, children need to be guided back into a more positive mode of play. We take care not to normalize antisocial play through parental inaction.

  • The Power of Play, Part 2

    One reason why is that parents are struggling to overcome their fears. Child safety is foremost in our minds, and mostly with good reason. Many neighborhoods are unsafe.

  • The Power of Play, Part 1

    It’s Levy’s biggest challenge: to force her hyper-trained, over-taught players to think on their feet, to play creatively. She spends hours designing and redesigning her practices to address this deficiency head-on.

  • Luis Fernando Llosa Interviews Manhattan DA, Cy Vance

    Whole Child Sports co-founder Luis Fernando Llosa interviews Manhattan DA Cy Vance for the Aspen Institute’s 2018 Project Play Summit at The Knight Foundation Washington, D.C.

  • Possible Consequences of Quitting Sports

    None of us want our children to be quitters. We all want them to socialize with their peers, be a part of a team, and get good exercise.

  • What Do I Do if My Child Hates Practice?

    This is a classic warning sign that your kid may be close to quitting organized sports. Over seventy percent do so by the age of thirteen.

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Do Girls and Boys Play Differently?

Do Girls and Boys Play Differently?

Whether its girls being mean or boys getting carried away, children need to be guided back into a more positive mode of play. We take care not to normalize antisocial play through parental inaction.

The Power of Play, Part 2

The Power of Play, Part 2

One reason why is that parents are struggling to overcome their fears. Child safety is foremost in our minds, and mostly with good reason. Many neighborhoods are unsafe.

The Power of Play, Part 1

The Power of Play, Part 1

It’s Levy’s biggest challenge: to force her hyper-trained, over-taught players to think on their feet, to play creatively. She spends hours designing and redesigning her practices to address this deficiency head-on.

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Some Tips For Youth Sports Parents, Time Magazine

We’ve known for a long time that the youth sports environment is toxic. You hear the news stories – in Colorado this summer, for example, a brawl broke out amongst parents following a baseball game for 10-year-olds.

Investigative Stories

Winslow-Homer, Snap the Whip, 1872, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Let Them Be | Parabola Magazine | Winter 2013-2014

This post is also available in: EspañolAmerica’s children are being robbed of their childhood. It’s as simple as that. Play used to be the way we discovered ourselves and explored the world around us. Perhaps it was at a sandlot, […]

Athlete Profiles

Antonio Margarito

Antonio Margarito | SI.com | July 2008

This post is also available in: EspañolAntonio Margarito was finishing his third set of abdominal crunches on a breezy evening in late April when he was told of the confrontation unfolding on the street outside the Gimnasio Azteca. The newly […]