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Medill Reports Interviews Dr. Prewitt-White on Parents Who Coach Their Kids 03.18.15
Medill Reports Interviews Dr. Prewitt-White on Parents Who Coach Their Kids
03.18.15

In its coverage of an Evanston High School badminton team in which the coach and star player happen to be mother and daughter, Medill Reports spoke with Tanya Prewitt-White, Ph.D., about how that dynamic can play out in healthy and unhealthy ways.

"Some parent [coaches] see their kids as ‘Mini-Me’s' and can play favorites." said Dr. Prewitt-White. She added that is a difficult position for parents to be in, saying, "Controlling your emotions when your kid is performing is very hard."

Dr. Prewitt-White is a professor of sport and health psychology.

Read Like Mother, Like Daughter: Badminton Duo Thriving in Evanston

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