You should be your kid's biggest supporter. But for parents of high school athletes, in particular, it's important to maintain perspective. Don't lose sleep worrying about catering to every need of your athletic child.
Over-indulging a student athlete is one of the most insidious forms of abuse. Failing to be honest with them about how life works is a crime. They deserve caring adults who see the big picture and the long-term affects of a win-at-all cost culture.
Moral intelligence is simply a scientific term for character and ethics. It's the courage to make decisions based on what's right, not what's beneficial or convenient. Those who have it are determined to live their lives by values, regardless of what others do who have no moral compass.
I was asked recently by a sports parent, "What does it take to make a champion?" I thought for a moment and then responded with three words: "Genes, motivation, and support." So let's explore these three essential components to athletic success.
I was a little girl growing up with a hearing problem, speech problem and big hearing aids enveloping my ears. I vowed never to go back to school but when my parents kept telling me I had to go back to get smart, I chose the next best thing: sports!