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World Cup winner Sydney Leroux wants her kids to be 'passionate about something'—but it doesn't have to be soccer

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The majority of a former World Cup winner’s life has centered around achieving success in soccer. However, she has no intention of pressuring her children to follow in her footsteps. Speaking about her partnership with a well-known company, the player states that she doesn’t mind if her kids aren’t interested in sports or soccer. Instead, her goal is to raise children who are passionate about something, even if it’s not the same as her own passion. Having witnessed the negative effects of parental pressure on young athletes, she believes in finding a balance between pushing a child and allowing them to push themselves. She wants her son to play the sport if he genuinely enjoys it, not because she forced him to.