Parenting and Sports: The worst kid on the team

When people become parents we often have high hopes for our children especially if they start participating and maybe even competing in a sport. We often know that there will be moments when our kid does not want to practice, does not get a long with the coach or a teammate. We also know that performances in sports may vary depending on the day and that these times usually pass. Often we want to encourage our children to practice harder and even spend money on private coaching lessons and other performance enhancing methods. Therefore, it hits hard when our children decide that they don't want to play the sport anymore. This article does an excellent job explaining the challenges of parenting in sports and what to consider when the own child is the worst kid on the team.