What you can do to be the ideal sports parent

We’ve all heard about (or have seen) the overbearing parent who shouts too loudly at games, bullies the coach to play their child more, and every once in a while gets ejected from the game. The National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS) even has a program for parents whose members make a pledge to “bench irrational behavior in youth sports.”

So whether your child is extremely good at his or her sport or still struggling to do the basics, here are five tips on being a good role model and helping your child to make the most of his or her playing experience from pediatric psychiatrist Joseph Austerman, DO.


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