“Lots Being Thrown at Them”: Father Time Plagues Stephen Curry Amid Disconcerting “Pressure” on Kids

Published 10/26/2023, 7:08 AM EDT

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Stephen Curry is a popular figure in professional sports, recognized for his remarkable talents on the basketball court. Off the court, however, the Golden State Warriors player is generating headlines for a different reason, his parenting style.

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Curry and his wife Ayesha are one of the most famous power couples in the NBA. However, he has stated that he does not expect his children to follow in his athletic footsteps.

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Stephen Curry revealed his parenting philosophy and how he raises his three children, daughters Riley and Ryan, and son Canon, in an exclusive interview with PEOPLE. “We’re all backyard sports right now,” he says. “Nothing too organized. Especially for Canon. He’s only 5. So we’ve got plenty of time. He’s an all-sports type of dude. But his attention span is just like a 5-year-old’s”.

Instead of forcing his children into a particular activity or career route, Curry emphasizes the significance of instilling confidence in them. As per him, it helps in assisting them in finding joy in their pursuits.

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Curry said, “It’s more just confidence building and their ability to find joy in everything they do. I think that’s a huge part of kids these days, not feeling too much pressure on having to be successful or keep up with their counterparts”.

The NBA superstar understands the difficulties that come with being the kid of a famous athlete, as well as the expectations that come with such a heritage. He is committed to protecting his children from excessive stress and to providing an atmosphere in which they can just be children.

Riley, his eldest daughter, looks to be on her own road, with a keen interest in volleyball. Curry describes herself as “super into volleyball right now” and committed to her practice. It’s a testimonial to his parenting approach of letting children discover their passions and encouraging them to pursue them.

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What is the parenting approach of the Currys?

The Currys’ parenting style is both new and encouraging. It emphasizes developing well-rounded humans rather than one-dimensional athletes. While he has exposed them to numerous sports, it is evident that he is more interested in cultivating their abilities and passions. He aims to enable them to explore and find their hobbies at their own speed. Ayesha also discussed the difficulties of early parenthood and forging her own career while raising their children.

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Her quest led her to find her love of cooking and to create a successful recipe blog, which has since grown into a culinary empire. Ayesha’s impact is also visible in their children, with Riley demonstrating exceptional culinary skills. In an era when children are frequently under enormous pressure to perform, Stephen Curry’s parenting method serves as a compelling reminder. His method is to let children explore, make errors, and find their own way which could result in well-rounded individuals.

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Dhruv Shastry

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Dhruv is an NBA writer at ES with years of playing experience to name. Despite the ankle injury barring him from playing further, he never lost touch with the sport. He loves the swag and the attitude basketball players possess.
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