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8 Parent-Child Conversations That Can Help Your Athlete Through a Hard Season

By Janis Meredith, USA Football, 09/13/19, 7:45AM CDT

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Helping your child turn their season around from awful to awesome means you weather the storms of adversity with them.

When a season isn’t going well, you have to guide your child through the problem. Here are some great questions to help you start the conversation and find solutions:

Why do you want to play?

Mention all the wrong reasons to play – trying to be like parents or siblings, wanting to be noticed, wanting to be a star.

Also talk about the right reasons to play – exercise, friendships, pursuing a dream and of course, for the love of the sport!