2. Selectively shows love, support, and approval based upon the child’s performance
3. Becomes cold and critical when the child fails to live up to expectations
4. Lives out athletic aspirations through the child
5. Encourages the child to mimic the training habits or skills of professional athletes
2. Define winning as a level of effort, not the score of the game
3. Measure improvement of skill, not by comparison to other children
4. Maintain open communication with the child throughout the sports experience
5. Let the child experience the dynamics of sport at his or her own pace
- Am I my child’s biggest fan? Do I know everything about my child? If not, answer the following questions.
- How to I show that I am a fan of my child?
- What are other ways that I can show my child that I am their biggest fan?
In researching this topic I came across a few sites that I thought that I would share with all of you:
Today’s task is for you to answer the above questions as well as review the above articles. What are your thoughts regarding this topic? Make a list of the things that you know about your child and clarify things that you are not aware of currently. Once you have completed these tasks, come back and share your thoughts with the rest of the group.
If you are so inclined please leave your responses in a comment below or link to a blog post if you are going to commit to joining me on this journey so that others can learn from you as well. Good luck with day 21 and I look forward to your thoughts and comments!