This is a book about parenting in youth sport, which is a complex and challenging endeavor. Parents learn as they go, often using trial and error to find the best ways to support their children. Indeed, as a parent in one of Camilla's studies told her:

I have my older daughter whose experience in the beginning wasn't positive at all. You know, you see other parents getting results by yelling at kids during and after tournaments, getting them to perform. So as a bystander, I would see it and think, ‘OK she's getting results, maybe this is the method I should use.’ So I adopted some methods that were really bad and didn't work and I found out later all it did was make her hate the sport.

(Knight, 2012, p. 131)