This month, Parents Magazine ran a story titled, “10 Tips Now that Your Kid Wants to Be in the Olympics,” and Charlie Batch provided one of the tips!

For the tip “Continue to help your child develop many interests and abilities” the article says:

“Family, leisure, academics, and social relationships are critical parts of a child’s development that should not be neglected at the expense of sports. Charlie Batch, a former NFL quarterback and co-founder of Impellia, a sports performance and rehabilitation technology company, knows first-hand the importance of having talents and goals outside of sports.

“Batch also mentors retired NFL players and connects them with resources through The Trust, an arm of the NFL Players Association. ‘You need to ask yourself: ‘If this were to end today, what would I be doing?’ he says. ‘Single-minded focus is not the way to go.'”

Read all of the Parents Magazine tips here!