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Episode 187: How to Parent Your Kids through the maze of sports activities here in Northwest Arkansas

About the Show:

In this episode of the podcast, we sit down for a second time with Brandi K. Harris, a marriage and family therapist serving Northwest Arkansas. This is the second time that Brandi is on the podcast. We had her on episode 134 of the podcast where we talked about all of the mental health counseling options available in Northwest Arkansas.

Not only is Brandi a great therapist, but she also happens to have been a D1 Scholarship Athlete, and she has had more than a decade as a swimming coach with USA Swimming. 

She knows what she is talking about. 

Brandi discussed ways not to overwhelm yourselves with scheduling and to ensure that you take care of yourself while supporting your child’s sports activities.  

There are several examples of burnout with parents and children participating in sports nowadays. The stakes tend to be much higher than they were even a generation ago. Brandi gives us some straightforward ways to cope with the high level of involvement in children’s sports.  

Who doesn’t want their child to be the next LeBron James or Tom Brady?

But, the primary focus should be on developing your children to become incredible human beings first. If they can make it to the highest level of achievement, that is a bonus. 

Involvement in sports can be an asset that gives your kids a solid foundation for their future. 

All this and so much more are on this episode of the I am Northwest Arkansas podcast.

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