Ask A Dad: Is My Husband Pushing Our Athlete Daughter Too Hard?

My husband is a phenomenal dad. He cooks breakfast before work every morning, does our daughter’s hair and coaches her basketball team. However, I think he’s pushing our 10-year-old daughter a little too hard athletically. Every day after school, he has her practicing basketball for hours before she does her homework. She’s a really good player, but I can tell that she’s exhausted and not having as much fun as she used to. Last week, he mentioned hiring a professional coach to work with her. I’m hesitant to intervene because he’s way more involved than other dads I know and I don’t want to nitpick him. What are your thoughts? – Stephanie in Santa Monica, CA


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