The best role model is you, the parent

Now we know. Michael Phelps and Alex Rodriguez are not heroes. They're just fallible human beings who happen to be athletic superstars. That's all.
Kids who put sports action heroes on a pedestal set themselves up for a fall. We've seen it happen repeatedly, from the great all-around player Pete Rose, whose gambling habit disappointed fans, to the apparent steroid use of record-setting sluggers Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa and Barry Bonds.
Phelps, the Olympic champion swimmer and apolo...

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