“I sometimes hear parents talk about how they don’t have the time to get involved in their children’s activities because of work. Frankly, I don’t buy it. I’ve been a military officer for 28 years now (I’m age 50) and I’ve spent a good deal of the past ten years away from home in countries in the Middle East and Central Asia that most Americans can’t find on a map. I still spend a substantial part of my off-time working with my 12-year-old son to help him achieve his athletic goals.”

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