Category: Amy Baltzell

Parents, you’ve been doing pep talks all wrong

February 26th, 2015 in 2015, Amy Baltzell, Boston Globe, Newsmakers, School of Education 0 comments

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On my oldest child’s 16th birthday last fall, I engaged in a parental rite of passage: driving her to the Registry of Motor Vehicles for her learner’s permit. To get it, she’d need to pass a 25-question test about traffic rules — and she was a little nervous. So I tried to help…

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“I was a gifted athlete, but my mind got in the way. Now my career is helping people who are gifted performers learn how to deal with fear and self-doubt.”

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Gender gap in treating female athletes

June 3rd, 2013 in 2013, Amy Baltzell, Boston Globe, Newsmakers, School of Education 0 comments

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Chloe O’Connell, 20, of Wellfleet, has gotten pretty adept at using crutches over the last nine months, as she’s waited for the stress fractures in both of her heels to repair themselves…

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“I think we’re in a crisis. The injury rate is going up, the pressure is going up, the anxiety is going up. . . . And the parents are more invested.”

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What does it take to win a Gold medal?

August 9th, 2012 in 2012, Amy Baltzell, BBC, Newsmakers, School of Education 0 comments

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No medal? Aly Raisman’s still got mettle

August 7th, 2012 in 2012, Amy Baltzell, Boston Herald, Newsmakers, School of Education 0 comments

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Unflappable Needham native Aly Raisman faces what could be the “almost impossible” task of rebounding from yesterday’s tiebreaker-tarnished finish that cost her an individual medal…

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These foods are diet champs

August 2nd, 2012 in 2012, Amy Baltzell, Boston Herald, Newsmakers, School of Education 0 comments

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For elite athletes, eating right is as crucial as practice…

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Why is Boston so obsessed with exercise?

April 15th, 2012 in 2012, Adam Naylor, Amy Baltzell, Boston Globe, Centers & Institutes in the News, Newsmakers, School of Education 0 comments

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Winter Sunday mornings on Commonwealth Avenue in Newton are a blur of polypropylene and spandex.

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40 years later, Title IX still resonating

February 16th, 2012 in 2012, Amy Baltzell, Boston Globe, Newsmakers, School of Education 0 comments

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As the coach of three high school girls’ teams outside Chicago in 1977, Connie Bauman noted that salaries for boys’ coaches were much higher than the girls’…

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Psychology of a Rematch

January 30th, 2012 in 2012, Amy Baltzell, Newsmakers, NPR, School of Education 0 comments

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The New England Patriots crafted a historic undefeated 2007 season leading up to the championship game against the New York Giants…

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