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How Parents Can Resist Analyzing Kids Performance During The Car-Ride Home

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Ben Dudley (@Oldudley) is the Executive Director of the Positive Coaching Alliance-Portland Chapter. He grew up a multi-sport athlete with soccer being his favorite. Having traveled to many parts of the world, Ben quickly realized that knowing the language of sports allows you to communicate with anyone in the world. He has dedicated his life to serving people and believes that sport is a very powerful way to help make a difference. Ben also serves as the Chaplain for the Portland Timbers and is a sports parent of two young boys.

In this video, Dudley talks about his role as a father and a youth sports coach to his 5-year-old son. On their car-ride home, Dudley found himself wanting to go over the game with his son about what went right and what could be done better. However, he caught himself because he wanted to separate his two identities to show his son that he supported him and that if he wanted to talk about the game, it would be on the field.