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Coaching Your Kids...the Wrong Way

Jan 31, 2024 / Life Stage: Grade-schoolers     

If you’ve spent any time on the field with your children, you know it’s sometimes tough to figure out when to be coach and when to be parent. Well, here’s an idea…let the coach be the person to push them and you, the parent, be the person to praise them. The car ride home from practice or games should not be a time to nitpick at their performance; it should be a sanctuary of praise filled with accolades to your child like “You looked great out there,”  “You’re a real pro,” and “You’re a real natural.” Be sure to avoid these 7 things parents do to make their kids hate sports.



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