Parents Teach and Shape

Parents teach and shape their children, playing sports provides opportunities to do both.  Janis Meredith, sports parenting blogger and life coach, shares on USA Football’s blog, Teaching and shaping children: two keys to successful parenting.  Teaching is an important component of parenting, sports playing offers all kind of opportunities to teach skills and bond with your child in the sports arena.

The other part of parenting goes beyond improving their athletic skills.  Parents also need to be shaping their child’s character by modeling how they can deal with managing their frustrations on the field or court, a demanding coach, or difficult teammates,etc.  Character molding is as important as working on sports skills.  It’s good for parents to ask themselves, “When your kids grow up,do you want them to be skilled in sports, but lacking in character?”

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