Having a child that is obsessed with sport is nothing new. Since the dawn of time boys and girls have relished kicking a ball around in their back garden, playing tennis down at the local park and racing one another annually on sports days. Seeing our kids active is to be welcomed, and if you have a child that is more into the outdoors than the console in their bedroom, you should count yourself lucky. It’s vital that you are able to harness this enthusiasm for sport so that it doesn’t wither away.
As you sit on your sofa in weeks to come, perhaps watching the NFL playoffs, the chances are that you’ll have some things to say to the players on the field. They won’t hear you, but your loved ones will. Depending on how withering you are, your loved ones may venture the following suggestion: “Do you think YOU could do better?”