Basketball on the Edge – Odds Are, Your Sport-Playing Child Isn’t Going Pro. Now What? By KJ Dell’Antonia

Read the following paragraph and I guarantee you will be stunned by the absurdity.

An astonishing 26 percent of parents with high-school-age children who play sports hope their child will become a professional athlete one day, according to a recent poll from NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The percentages are even greater among less-educated and lower-income parents: 44 percent of parents with a high school education or less and 39 percent of parents with a household income of less than $50,000 a year are dreaming of the bigs and the majors for their kids.

We have to make sure our kids are playing sports for the right reasons, not because we think they are headed for the pros.

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