By Janis Meredith
Sports parents, I’d like to challenge you with a word for this new school year. The word is: Choose. You have a choice to make when you respond, react and re-adapt to whatever a new season throws at you.
Will you make Choose your word for being a sports parent this school year?
This year in youth sports, you will literally have hundreds of opportunities to Choose. No one is making you react or respond in a way that is ugly. That is a choice you can make.
Choose positive words.
Choose to see the big picture of youth sports.
These choices have the power to turn your season around, making it a positive growing experience for your child no matter what he faces.
Choose to be a positive sports parent and make a difference in this youth sports culture gone crazy-–one parent, one team, one league, one season at a time!
Janis B. Meredith, sports mom and coach’s wife, writes a sports parenting blog called jbmthinks.com. Her new book 11 Habits for Happy and Positive Sports Parents is on Amazon. This article originally appeared on USA Football.com. Click here to read the full article, or go to the USA Football website.