I’m worried that my lack of experience and success in sports is going to bias my child’s sports experience. I don’t feel very confident about coaching or guiding him. What should I do?
We’ve all had fun playing sports and watching our children play. We know the positives. But we can’t ignore the dark side: the pressure, the bullying, the elitism, the lack of playfulness, and the stifling of creativity.
They play to have fun, make friends, develop skills, and discover their own creativity, but too often we see children enact and mimic adult-sanctioned or tolerated behavior on the field of play.