I believe that kids often know their place on a team; they know who the best skaters are, whose best on the penalty kill or who makes the biggest saves, and they are okay with that. I think as parents we make it so much worse for them, or we fill their heads with our own opinions that contradict what they are being told in the dressing room.
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It’s amazing how karma will always find you one way or another. My husband used to tell me that we don’t want to be the parents that are in the coach’s face all the time. We don’t want to be bugging them on their way to the car, in the parking lot or at a social function.
I remember the day like it was yesterday. It was my son’s draft year and we had just arrived home from practice. He had been slower than normal during practice and he said that his leg was a bit sore.
My cousin had been reading some of my articles and she told me she had a story that has stayed with her long after her daughter hung up her skates. I’m going to tell you a version of her story.
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