I was excited to contribute to this piece by the always-excellent Jessica Grose for The New York Times Parenting. It can be hard when you see your kid struggling with the exact same things you struggle with. (And I can also completely relate on a personal level, as my older son is basically a sports-loving version of me.)
The upshot: it can be hard to see your kids struggle with the very things you’ve always struggled with. But remember that you and your kid are not the same person, and your childhood circumstances are completely different. Plus, your kid likely has significantly more mental health resources at their disposal than you did when you were growing up.
Hope the article resonates with you!