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My 11-year-old son and I preparing for a wrestling match.

My 11-year-old son and I preparing for a wrestling match.

I once looked my son in the eye and told him that getting good grades in school is far more important to me than his performance on the sports field.  My children’s future success in life certainly will be dictated by their grade-point average not their batting average. Yet, I will more quickly work with them on perfecting their wrestling moves than I am to teach them at the kitchen table about long division. My hypocrisy has put me into a common Daddy dilemma: how hard do you push your children to excel in competitive sports at an early age, and at what cost? (more…)

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