The Best Parenting Advice
On Cheering From the Sidelines
“If you can’t make a game, go to a practice.” —Brooke de Lench, author of Home Team Advantage: The Critical Role of Mothers in Youth Sports
“Kids go through sporting equipment faster than shoes. Instead of shelling out big bucks, check out a sports resale shop. They sell everything from baseball gear to Hula-Hoops.” —Terri Bennett, author of Do Your Part: A Practical Guide to Everyday Green Living
“After a game, resist the urge to analyze your child’s performance. Ask open-ended questions: ‘What do you think you did well today?’ ” —Jim Thompson, founder of the Positive Coaching Alliance
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