Roger Federer is a new dad. Kim Clijsters is a new mom. If they both win the US Open, some pundits and writers will attribute their success to the fact that being a parent can help to motivate a person and to help them to mature into a better competitor.
Some athlete report that being a parent helps them to place their sport in perspective. Some use their family as a motivational tool.
Psychologists, sociologists and others are likely to study the impact of parenthood on athletic performance.
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