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The Working Mom's Sanity Check on Youth Sports

By Jennifer Folsom, NBC News, 01/17/20, 3:45PM CST

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Here's how you can be confident that you aren’t ruining your child’s life with a reality check on youth sports. 

The number one request from nearly every working parent I meet is for schedule flexibility in the afternoons and evenings. Why? So they can chauffeur their kids to extracurricular activities. And while there are some Scouts and piano lessons thrown in there, the activities are almost overwhelmingly youth sports. I get it. I have three active boys, and I am often in the same boat.

But many parents (and I’m guilty of this too) often lose sight of the ultimate goal: to raise healthy, active kids who might even have a little fun.

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