Going in for sports is useful not only for children, but also for parents - they begin to communicate with other parents, understand sports and learn to plan their own time. And sometimes they themselves fit into sportswear. A group of researchers from Purdue University decided to understand how parents are affected by their children's sports. It turned out that for a parents it is almost more useful than for children. Children go in for sports. That is a common norm. The child receives physical exertion, gains new friends, and if everything goes well, he can become a star. In the course of the study, experts conducted many hours of conversations with 26 parents of young sportsmen aged from 5 to 16 years. And they found out a huge number of factors that help parents in life. Most adults find new friends. Long hours in the stands in anticipation of the child, which you can pass, have a great influence on the social circle. As practice shows, even if children stop playing sports, the friendship between the parents continues anyway. Sport helps to improve relations with children: one of the parents said that joint trips with children after trainings helped him to establish closer contact with them. Sports help and improve their personal effectiveness. Many parents said that they had become much better at managing their time. After all, if an additional burden has fallen on you in the form of six trips a week to a sports complex, then inevitably you have to become a time management guru. Even better, if the child succeeds in the chosen sport - this gives an additional reason for pride. Most often, children's activities cause genuine interest of parents to this sport. They become more interested in rules and subtleties. There are often cases when parents themselves take the equipment, although they had not even thought about playing sports before.