1. Don't plan big things for them, even if it might be tempting.
Sometimes, former players can't help but invest a bit too much time and energy in their children's favourite sporting activities. Many parents, in fact, try to impose their own desires and dreams on their budding little footballers. The line between giving them the support they need to make the most of their passion (and make a career out of it if they have the talent and the desire) and putting unbearable pressure on them is very thin.
Football should be fun, first and foremost. While there's no reason not to think big for your little footballer, playing for pleasure should still be the most important thing.