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As some parents of young athletes have gained a stigma in recent years for becoming too involved in their children’s games, a national movement that encourages parents to focus less on winning has been steadily gaining traction in the Boston suburbs.

A group of Milton parents, coaches, and administrators organized a workshop led by the nonprofit Positive Coaching Alliance on Wednesday to give locals a crash course in shaping the way their children look at sports, urging parents to tweak the language of their cheers to be more positive, rein in their bleachers behavior, and use sports matches to teach their youngsters life lessons.

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