Parents, it's human nature to voice opinions while in attendance at your child's soccer games. Whether you're giving advice to your youth player, or letting a referee know they made a poor decision, your behavior could be suspect. In this month's Positive Parenting article, The Nature and Target of Parents' Comments During Youth Sport Competitions
, authors: Lynn Kidman, Alex McKenzie and Bridget McKenzie give statistical findings of parent behavior in regard to youth sporting events.
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