"What Makes A Nightmare Sports Parent -- And What Makes A Great One"
"Hundreds of college athletes were asked to think back: "What is your worst memory from playing youth and high school sports?"
Their overwhelming response: "The ride home from games with my parents."
The informal survey lasted three decades, initiated by two former longtime coaches who over time became staunch advocates for the player, for the adolescent, for the child. Bruce E. Brown and Rob Miller of Proactive Coaching LLC are devoted to helping adults avoid becoming a nightmare sportsparent, speaking at colleges, high schools and youth leagues to more than a million athletes, coaches and parents in the last 12 years.
Those same college athletes were asked what their parents said that made them feel great, that amplified their joy during and after a ballgame.
Their overwhelming response: "I love to watch you play.""
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"Is it Wise to Specialize?"
"The pressure to have your child specialize in a single sport at a young age has never been stronger.
As a result, parents ask me all the time "When should my child specialize in one sport?"" - CLICK HERE to read more
"What Parents Should Say as Their Kids Perform" -CLICK HERE
Positive Sports Parenting: How Second-Goal Parents Raise Winners in Life Through Sports by Jim Thompson - CLICK HERE