Arianne Brown: Don't define your family by the sport your children play

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  • Utah Girl Chronicles Eagle Mountain, UT
    May 17, 2017 3:55 p.m.

    Families don't always make good assembly lines, unless we're talking about the Osmond family. Negative comparisons between siblings can be pernicious sometimes and those hurt feelings can have lifelong implications.

    I cast a rather large shadow over my siblings while growing up. We were in a highly-competitive, achievement-oriented family. But we never compared each other. We supported each other's accomplishments, even if my accomplishments far out-numbered theirs.

    Your son should be lauded for seeking his own pathway. He seems to realize this assembly-line thing isn't for him.

    You seem to have realized this too.