"I gave my top ranking to 'have fun,' because the day it's no longer fun is the day I stop shuttling my kids to and from practice." - Yael, parent of kids 7 and 12, Oakland, CA
"They're all important, but I don't think a college scholarship is realistic. So I emphasized "life lessons." Especially since my kid probably won't get a scholarship, that's the best thing he can take away from football." Mike, parent of 16-yr-old, Hamden, CT
"Fun and physical fitness are big for me. I think that too many of our kids today spend too much time playing video games and sitting in front of their computer or the TV. I want sports to be fun for my kids, and I want them to develop a love of physical activity they can carry into the rest of their lives." - Chris, parent of kids 9 and 12, Baltimore, MD
"The greatest thing I ever got out of sports was confidence. I gave that the top ranking. There is no way I ever would have made it through school and some of the professional situations I've faced without the confidence I learned from playing soccer. Passing that on to my daughter would be my greatest gift to her." Lindsay, parent of 7-yr-old, St. Louis, MO
"I wrote in that I want my kids to learn that if they give maximum effort, it will pay off. I think this is an important lesson sports can teach."
- Vivek, parent of kids 15 and 17, Houston, TX
"Scholarship was my top priority, but my son put 'fun' at the top of his list. I'm not ready to give up on that scholarship, but it was important to see where we differed on priorities, and I understand I have to be careful not to pressure him too much. Brian, parent of kids 11 and 14, Minneapolis, Mn