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7 Parenting Mistakes Affecting Parent-Player Relationships

By Janis Meredith, USA Football, 09/05/19, 1:45PM CDT


Recognize your mistakes and learn how to do things better next time. Parenting is a journey, not a destination.

Parenting mistakes can’t be avoided all together, but I do believe there are ways to cut down on them if we know what traps to look for.

I made a lot of parenting mistakes throughout 21 years of being a sports mom – I couldn’t even begin to share all of them with you! However, I can pinpoint the biggest mistakes because they hurt my kids and as a result, our relationship.

If sharing my mistakes with you steers you clear of making even ONE of these errors, then I’ll be grateful.