Parents

 

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For most, a savings account makes more sense than private coaching. “I’ve seen parents spend a couple of hundred thousand dollars pursuing a college scholarship. . ."

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The MHSAA’s Task Force on Multi-Sport Participation has identified delusional parents as one of the greatest contributors to athletic specialization that is too early and intense . . .

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“If the neighbors do this for their son or daughter, what kind of parent am I if I don’t do this for my child?”

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He was especially adept – instinctively, not by any book of instruction – at being an athlete’s father.

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Like school sports, Little League has different parents today than years ago. “For them, the youth sports fields aren’t so much a destination as a path;"

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Even more startling is this: In 1960, five percent of US births were to unmarried women. In 2012, it was 41 percent.

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Another informed and influential voice has joined our frequent refrain that sports specialization is rarely in a student’s best interest.

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“The more money folks are investing, the higher pressure kids are perceiving. More pressure means less enjoyment."

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