The “Perfect” Coach For Your Boy*

2009-09-20T18:41:06+00:00

As each Fall athletic season begins and boys are recruited into (or placed onto) various school and county leagues, my voicemail and e-mail Inbox receive an inevitable bombardment of concerns from pare nts about the “best coach.” Parents often have the same concern season-upon-season: “My sons’ coach is mean and I don’t think he can succeed with someone mean;” “His self-esteem is being harmed;” and of course, “What should we do?” I rarely hear from the parents who love their sons’ coaches: obviously, they have no complaints. In an effort to address the question of what makes a “perfect” coach, I turned to parents who love their sons’ coaches, talked with coaches, looked at the recent research on the effects of athletic coaching styles on boys, and sought the advice of a life coach (*I should note that while there are many similarities about coaching boys and girls, the differences illustrated in research literature are strong enough to separate the topics, and focus on only coaching boys in this article.)

The “Perfect” Coach For Your Boy*2009-09-20T18:41:06+00:00

Ashburn Psychologist Leesburg Psychologist Ashburn Psychiatrist Leesburg Psychiatrist

2009-09-12T19:56:06+00:00

Thinking about Stress Life can be stressful.   While the media bombards us with talk of war, recession, and layoffs, we are busy working, raising our children, and caring for elderly parents.   The content of our minds reflects the way that we live, with thoughts rattling around all day and sometimes well into the night.  We review, plan, worry, and obsess, and can end up feeling stressed and out of control. So, what can you do to manage your level of stress?  The common wisdom is that you should change how you think:  stop worrying and replace the negative thoughts with positive [...]

Ashburn Psychologist Leesburg Psychologist Ashburn Psychiatrist Leesburg Psychiatrist2009-09-12T19:56:06+00:00

Ashburn Psychologist Leesburg Psychologist

2018-11-19T23:06:38+00:00

Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services is pleased to announce its newest team member, Dr. Al Jerome.  Dr. Jerome is accepting new clients at both our Ashburn and Leesburg offices.  For a consultation with Dr. Jerome, please contact our office manager, Laura Cusumano at (703) 723-2999 or at info@ashburnpsych.com Albert Jerome, Ph.D., is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist.  He received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Ohio University after completing internship training in the Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry at the West Virginia University School of Medicine.  Further post-doctoral training was completed at NeuroScience, Inc. in Herndon, VA. Dr. Jerome’s clinical practice [...]

Ashburn Psychologist Leesburg Psychologist2018-11-19T23:06:38+00:00
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