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What's the etiquette on cheering your kids in a sports blowout?

To celebrate or not, that is the question

Man cheering at soccer game, stadium in background

Image by Damon Nofar from Pixabay

A steady breeze cooled our pores on a beautiful, sunny June day at Millennium soccer park in Ottawa. 

My son's U-12 soccer team was playing in the U-13 bracket of the Ottawa TFC Capital Cup soccer tournament. Their third round-robin game of the day. Off to a quick start, my son's team . . .

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June 26, 2019

I'm getting better at letting my kids fail

Sometimes it's better to step outside our comfort zones

Street signs labelled Failure and Success

I find it hard as a parent to let my kids fail.

My son was getting ready for soccer practice. I used to remind him, item by item, to pack all his things.

"Do you have your water bottle? How about your cleats? Your shin pads? Ball? Socks?"

I got tired of reminding him. To be more accurate, I got tired of needing to know. One . . .

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February 14, 2019

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