olympic gold medalist Bode Miller has learned a thing or two about discipline and commitment during his long and successful career as a professional. alpine skier
Now, he is using some of what he learned to teach his children.
Miller, 45, posted a video on his Instagram account last week of his son running up a hill while following him in a car.
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“After giving up his football team during his first game of the year, I let him run the hill,” Miller wrote in the post’s caption. “Enforcing consequences is not my favorite part of parenting, but learning from them is important.”
“It was about much more than a football game. It’s about teaching our children to never give up,” he continued.
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While some applauded the message behind the post, others perceived it as harsh. However, Miller noted in the post that the idea of running up the hill was actually his son’s idea.
“For those who are concerned, the hill run was his idea. He said he didn’t run during the game. This kid is next level.”
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Miller has six children with his wife Morgan Miller, a professional volleyball player, and two other children from previous relationships. In 2019, the couple tragically lost their 19-month-old daughter in a drowning accident.
Miller has won six Olympic medals and 33 world championship gold medals.