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What We Teach Our Children

What's important to you? Professor Jason King writes:

My seven year old son hung his head low as he walked off of the baseball diamond after his game. I asked him what was wrong, and he said, “this is our third game, and I still haven’t gotten on base.” My immediate reaction was sympathy, followed quickly by a sense of failure as a dad. If I had been out practicing hitting more with my son, he would be better. If I had limited his time with video games, he would be more athletic. If I had been more focused, he would be more focused. If I would have pushed, he would have succeeded. I was quickly caught up in the story that infects so many parents, one Jay Atkinson captures so well in his recent “How Parents are Ruining Youth Sports”.
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