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Kids rely on their parents to teach them about healthy commitments

When kids are young, it’s up to their parents to determine what sports they try and how long they have to stick them out.

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Most children will feel the desire to “quit” or “give up” when a sport gets physically, mentally, or emotionally challenging for them. For a few years, it’s up to their parents to decide if the child should be allowed to bail on the commitment.