One of the biggest reasons for conflict in relationships is unmet expectations. And in youth sports, it is no different. Parents expect things from their kids who play sports, things that the child may not be ready or able to deliver.
We should be hoping for the best for our kids. We should express our belief in them. We should voice a positive outlook.
However, sometimes all that hoping and expressing belief and voicing optimism morphs into high expectations that are unrealistic. And it is then that frustration arises between parent and athlete.
Are any of these unrealistic expectations expressed in your home, either verbally or in your behavior? Continue Reading.
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