Should parents stop coming to their kids’ games?

It’s a wild thought. But best-selling author Daniel Pink thinks that’s just what we should do. CNN commentator Mel Robbins agrees…to a point. Her recent article on CNN.com is full of great advice for parents who feel their involvement and, essentially, manipulation of everything their kids do is a good thing. And this reminds us of an article we wrote earlier this year on pretty much the same topic. The bottom line is that kids need to be able to handle things on their own in order to succeed in the real world. And nowhere is our parental involvement so over-the-top as in our kids’ sports. If you’ve got a youngster playing sports take a few minutes to read these articles. It might be the best thing you ever do for your children.

Stop telling youth sports parents to shut up

Interesting perspective from blogger, and Forbes.com contributor, Bob Cook. Essentially, he says that youth sports parents have their moments of craziness, but they have the right to express their views. Communication between leagues and parents is the key.

What “every parent” should read

Kudos on the article!  Exactly what needs to be seen by EVERY parent of a young athlete.  Problem is, they never connect it with their own.  Blinders are the obstruction.  Loved reading it!

This is a recent comment we received from someone who came upon what continues to be one of our most popular articles, Parents and Playing Time. What do you think about the issues this article addresses?

 

Parents and youth sports

Here is a terrific article courtesy of College Charlie.com engaging the subject of youth sports and parents.