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Athletics or no athletics? That is the question.

Posted on 3/28/2020 by Greg Yoder

Who in the world wants our kids to be disappointed? I certainly don’t. We all want our kids to excel in everything they do, but the reality is they’re human and they’re going to fail. They’re not going to be good at everything they do. So should we allow our kids to try out for an athletic team? Absolutely! Trying out for a team builds character. It requires dedication to practice. It takes confidence to perform well either on the field, on the court, or on the track. And it takes a person of character to respond to being on a team graciously or to respond humbly when they’re cut. The bottom line is team sports help our kids learn how to deal with conflict, winning (and losing!), and other pressure. 

Suggested Reading: Philippians 3:14

Keys for Kids Parent Minute is a one-minute daily feature, hosted by Greg Yoder, the president of Keys for Kids Ministries. Amidst a vast sea of parenting experts, Greg is a real parent who’s had successes and failures raising kids. Greg shares the good and the bad about raising his own four kids–all of them now adults. He’s a real parent and grandparent, talking to real parents and grandparents about real issues facing kids and their families today.

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