When it comes to encouraging our kids in sports or activities and driving them to be the best they can be, how much is too much? Keeping kids active is important but how do you strike the balance between sports and activities, playing with friends, and time to rest? In this podcast, Allen O’Donoghue discusses the pitfalls of pushy parenting and offers advice on how to introduce your kids to sports or activities while maintaining balance in their lives. Allen also discusses how to encourage your kids while keeping your own behavior in check on the sidelines, how to talk to your kids objectively about their performance, and how to handle conflict or disagreement with the coach and/or other players. Additionally, Allen discusses resilience, the ability to deal with setbacks, teaching kids to problem solve for themselves with your support, and how resilience breeds confidence.