Personal Narrative: My Time In Sports

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The golden question for sports parents to answer is, “How involved is too involved?” Although the answer to that question can be quite opinionated, I feel as though it is based on the individual child. As a parent, you have to ask yourself the question, “Is my child having fun playing sports?” If the answer is, “No”, then ask, “Is it because of me?” If parents answered honestly, there would be many that would say no to the first question and yes to the second. Although this is common, there are many parents out there that are doing it right and for the right reasons. Parents wanting their kids to be physically active is one of the top reasons for parents to introduce their kids into the world of sports. I was introduced to baseball at the early age of three for this very reason.
My Time In Sports
I’ve been playing sports for a long time, so I’ve seen many parents come and go. Some were very passionate about sports and all that it entails, while others would read a book while their child was playing. My parents have
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It’s also your job to make sure your child’s sport experience is enjoyable. One example the author Steve Henson gives is to not treat your child differently based on a win or a lose. There are many cases out there where young players feel as though their value as a person is based on playing time and winning. At a young age their goal should not be ‘to not have daddy yell at me after the game’. Instead, it should be to have fun while getting better and improving their skills. Another way parents can help guide their child in the right direction is to not overemphasize sports at the expense of sportsmanship. Kids who are bad sports most always get that type of behavior from one place, their parents. If you as a parent want your kid to win more than you want him to be a good sport at the end of the game shaking hands, don’t be surprised when he/she follows in

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