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Become the Youth Sports Parent You've Always Wanted to Be

By Janis Meredith, CoachUp Nation, 01/04/18, 12:00PM CST

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But in the end, you will be the sports parent your kid always wanted you to be and your kids will be better athletes for it!

Have you heard this parenting tip? Become the parent you’ve always wanted to be. Good advice, but it stops short.

If becoming a good parent was as easy as following that simple word of advice, then I would most certainly already be that parent that I always wanted to be. It’s the becoming that hangs me up. And when our kids are athletes, it adds a whole new wrinkle.

In fact, I’d venture to say that when our kids plays sports, we as parents will probably undergo just as much character building on our road to becoming a good sports parent as our kids do on their road to becoming good athletes.