We’ve all seen and heard about parents who are too involved in their kids’ sports’ teams. It’s pretty clear how parents should not behave. But how should parents talk to their kids about their performance?
A couple of local experts have teamed up to answer these questions in a recently published book. Ethan Skolnick is a Palm Beach Post sportswriter currently covering the Miami Heat. Andrea Corn, Psy.D. is a psychologist. They’ve published a book, Raising Your Game, where they’ve interviewed over 100 college and professional athletes to determine what type of parenting style maximizes or hinders youngsters’ athletic success and self-esteem. The book provides a fascinating glimpse of some professional athletes’ childhoods. In addition to the athletes’ opinions of what was helpful or hurtful, the authors add their own experience and expertise to help parents relate effectively to their athletic children