How Can Parents Make Sports Fun For Kids?

Youth sports can be a source of character-building, fun, and exercise for kids…but it can also be riddled with social anxiety and injury. Former coach Linda Flanagan offered tips on how to make sports fun for little ones.

Parents attaching status to sports can take the fun out of playing. “We become too invested. That’s when it tips over from love for the child to ego gratification to the parents,” Flanagan said. If you’d be devastated by your child quitting sports, it could be a sign you’re too invested.

Allowing children to decide how much they want to play, staying local and keeping agency as a parent, and keeping a healthy perspective on the situation are all ways to ensure your child has fun on the field! (CNN)