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Published: Saturday, April 26 2014 2:40 p.m. MDT

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I M LDS 2
Provo, UT

My parents were a distraction even when I played in college. I swore I would not do that to my own children, and they are doing great without me "hovering".

yoram yasur
canada, 00

Yoram yasur - Thank you. Excellent articule.

Vernal Mom
Vernal, UT

I am glad that you are doing better than your parents - I M LDS 2.
I believe there needs to be a good balance of support for kids playing sports, too. We have tried to be that support to our four children who played, and are still playing sports. I don't believe we are hovering. We travel 30 minutes to over 3 hours to play every away game. My husband and I rarely miss a game, and we quietly sit and the stands and support our children. (With the obvious cheers for good things). At the end of each game, we ask our child, "Did you have fun? Did you learn anything new?" and that's about it. No nit-picking or comparing or hopefully no criticizing. Our married kids have thanked us for being there for them, and for our many miles of travel to games. Find that balance, and it will help.

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