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Going to Every One of Your Kids’ Games Matters More Than You Know

By Caitlin Gallagher, Pop Sugar , 12/05/18, 12:00PM CST

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It could have been the championship game during my senior year or a scrimmage in a just-for-fun Summer league — they were there.

When I was growing up, both of my parents had demanding jobs. We lived in the suburbs and they worked in the city — my mom a court reporter, my dad a lawyer.

They would endure the usually long and annoying commute back and forth every day, and many nights they'd still have some work to do when they got home. But while I know that now, my sister and I almost never felt that when we were younger. All we knew was that they were there . . . for every single thing.

The big sport in my family has always been basketball. My dad played in college, and I pretty much attempted to dribble a ball as soon as I could walk. I begged to be in an endless amount of little leagues, went to basketball camp in the Summer and played for my school's team in the winter.