3 ways to help your kids discover their true potential
While there is no doubt that coaches and trainers play an important role in helping an athlete learn to shine, there is no greater influence on a child’s drive to be his or her best than the encouragement of a supportive parent.
1. Be there to listen, provide positive re-enforcement and let them know that, no matter what, you are there for support.
2. When it comes to sports, nothing can have a greater impact on helping your son or daughter to develop skills and self-confidence than taking time out to play the game with them! Practising taking shots on net or playing a game of one-on-one in the driveway is a great way to bond and strengthen your child’s will to be better.
3. The most important thing you can do as a sports parent is to continually reassure your child to live in the moment. It doesn’t matter what level a player is — what matters is that parents help to instill the qualities of a strong work ethic so the child knows, no matter what the situation, he or she has done the best he or she could possibly do.
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