Debbie Phelps: ‘Don’t push’ kids into sports


With her final Games on the horizon, Debbie fondly remembers the first ones she attended with Michael. Her advice for mothers going to watch their children compete for the first time is the same as for mothers with young kids just starting out in sports — don’t push. Read more here on MSN Today.

“Children have to do what they enjoy,” Debbie told “You have to let your kids find what’s best for them and what their own niche is.”

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