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Growing Up!

04/18/2017, 9:45am EDT
By Mike McCarson (via JBM Thinks)

Protect them or let it happen? Tough question for us parents!!

As a parent of two great kids and a coach of many more great kids my first reaction to tough times on the court or in life is to run to the rescue trying to find consoling words or actions to immediately fix the issues that arise. I find myself on the fence between jumping in with both feet to help find the solution vs sitting back and to simply listen. The first path is more gratifying - to me - while the second is more supportive to the young person in question. Here's a quick video from a blogger in the youth sports world about how the struggle in sports can/will benefit our athletes in the long run.

http://jbmthinks.com/2017/04/struggle.html/

 

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