Parents Behaving Badly: 5 Bad Parenting Attitudes In Youth Sports

Hank Zona reads us parents the riot act for the negative impact we have on our children in Part I of his three-part series on adults and youth sports.

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1. “We show up at every game to give our full support and attention.”

2. We know everything there is to know about the sport.

3. “My kid is having a great experience and I don’t want to ruin it.”

4. Even if we weren’t athletes, we want our kids to play a sport if they have some acumen and interest.

5. “I have made a major financial investment in my kid’s development.”

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