Article: A Parents Guide to the Sports Shutdown

Article by Robert B. Andrews MA, LMFT

The shutdown of schools and all sports programs has created quite a shock wave in the families, homes, and lives of athletes who suddenly find themselves without a sport. I have been receiving a lot of inquiries from parents seemingly lost on what to do with their athletes at home.  Understandably this can be a tough transition for all family members involved.

These losses not only impact the athlete, but are systemic in nature. They effect the entire family.

I thought it timely to provide a few tips to help parents cope with this stressful time that we all find ourselves facing.