Sports Parenting: Realistic Views Of Your Child's Potential

Positive Coaching AllianceJerry Manuel, former MLB player and manager of the Chicago White Sox and New York Mets, says the days of coaches motivating players through fear and intimidation are gone, and believes the same is true for parenting. He advises parents to stay supportive of their children's love of sport, but to view their children's talent levels through the eyes of a critic, so that parents maintain a realistic sense of their kids' athletic potential. Finally, he advises that parents can leverage a child's love of sport to help keep the child "on the straight and narrow." For more, click here.