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19 Ways to Love Your Athlete

Here are a few more ways to say “I love you” to your child.

  1. Always encourage your child to have fun!

  2. Be the parent, not the coach, especially on the way to and from the game.

  3. Show your child love no matter how they perform.

  4. Keep winning in perspective; everyone wants to win, but don’t lose character in the process.

  5. Don’t fall into common youth sports traps; spending a fortune and only seeking elite.

  6. Focus on the end game; who do you want your child to be after they are done playing sports?

  7. Remember that sometimes all your child needs is a hug or pat on the back, without the barrage of words.

  8. Give your child the space they need after practice, games or when they are frustrated.

  9. Filter your words. Learn the skillful art of biting your tongue.

  10. Let your child learn how to push themselves.

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