Questions are the new answer, so I recently heard. So in sharing these questions, I challenge us all as sports parents to look inside ourselves for answers that may help our children grow up strong in character.
What do I want my child to get out of his sports experience?
Am I forcing my child to play or is this something they really want?
Do I stir up negative attitudes in my child by talking negatively at home about the coach or team?
Is my child afraid he is disappointing me after a weak performance?
How can I help my child get the most out of her sports experience?
Do I stress winning or personal achievement?
Why is it so important to me that my child has success in their sports?
There is not one right answer to all these questions. Most sports parents struggle with all of these at one time or another, even if they are not aware of it.