Parents of young athletes need to remember that if outcomes were the only measure of success, most athletes would be failures. The next time your young athlete competes, manifest a positive attitude, enthusiasm, and love for the game as attributes of a true champion. If there is one fact we know about human behavior, it is that we participate and do our best in what we like, and avoid and do poorly in what we don't like.
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Roberta Vasko Kraus is an enterprise faculty associate at CCL in Colorado Springs. She holds a Ph.D. degree from the University of Denver.