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Parent-child relations; Parent behavior; Sacrifices; Sport; Club soccer; Children of color
One recent night I sat in a stadium – being eaten by mosquitos – with my 14-year-old daughter and watched a women’s soccer game. Last summer, after saving for a year, I took my daughter to Canada two weeks for the FIFA Women’s World Cup. I walked a mile from parking to the stadium every day, stood in long lines at security to have bags checked and, at times, even sat in the rain – all so I could watch the pure joy on my daughter’s face.
Parenting; Soccer; African American women; African Americans
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Hood, Yolanda (2016). The sacrifices we parents make – even when we don't understand why. UCF Today, 2016-07-06. Retrieved from https://today.ucf.edu/undefined-62/