Ask the Expert: How to Talk to a Youth Athlete When Their Role Model Falls from Grace

From our friends at TrueSport:

Did your kid’s sports hero just get arrested or get caught cheating? Sports Psychologist Dr. Roberta Kraus, Ph.D. has advice for parents facing tough conversations after a young athlete’s hero and role model falls from grace. 

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Encourage competition while discouraging cheating in youth sports

Youth sports area great for teaching the value of competition, but it’s important to also teach the difference between playing to win and taking shortcuts. Our friends at TrueSport have some terrific pointers on how to get young athletes to see that sportsmanship trumps winning without making them lose their edge.