About JBM Thinks

I am Janis B. Meredith, sports mom and coach’s wife.

I was brought up in a family who loved sports, married a man who has coached for 28 years and have had three kids play from age 4 to college.

I see sports a bit differently, with a view from both sides of the bench.

As a communications specialist and freelance writer, my kids are now 27,24, and 21. All three played sports in college: softball, football, and volleyball.

I am also a certified parent life coach.

A few years ago, I started JBM Thinks Sportsparenting, a website that is for parents of athletes. I want to help parents guide their children to get the most of their sports experience. Sports should be more than just a game. More than wins and losses. More than stats and scholarships. Competition provides a perfect setting for character growth.

I’ve seen just about everything in youth sports–good and bad. And I feel strongly about helping parents and young athletes build character through the athletic experience.

Playing sports brings excitement and recognition. It may even help pay for college and open doors for the future. But nothing will ever be more important than the type of person your son or daughter becomes in the process.

In four years of blogging, my audience has grown to include thousands of parents and coaches around the world.

Learn more at jbmthinks.com.