Parents getting involved in the sports life of their children can be a huge boast for the kids. Especially, if the parents have been in the same sports. But it often happens that parents try to see their children achieve what they could not achieve. In the process, they tend to push the limits of their children’s in a way that they themselves didn’t. whereas every human is different. What the kids can do better may be the parents could not. And what could the parents do well, be the children’s do not excel that much at it. There needs to be a carefully drawn line between pushing too hard and being supporting.
I think they cross the line when they force sports into their child's life, and take away their choice of what they want to do so they essentially waste their childhood preparing for something that may never happen or they just don't get the opportunity to explore their artistic abilities.
Sports is a good thing for some children because of self-esteem issues. Confidence can also be built for the children and this is important for the future. By participating in sports, children learn to set goals. However, healthy encouragement is a great thing for kids, but only if the children want to continue playing. If the parents are doing this for their own benefit because they played sports or they wanted to play at that age, the line has been crossed.