Parenting athletes is hard work. There's an entirely new and different set of dynamics at work. You have to be mom, dad, or mom and dad, coach, counselor, EMT, equipment manager, engineer, and seamstress all before dinner! You're not alone and maybe, just maybe, we can help each other navigate this never-ending path to glory. Hey, what's your biggest challenge with your athlete?
Building the self-esteem of our children requires both what ‘to do‘ and what ‘NOT to do.’ While not an exhaustive list, perhaps this provides some guidance and direction on how to properly build self-esteem. You, as a parent after all, play a crucial role in developing a strong belief or confidence in your kids. Teach…Read This One Before You Talk to Your Athlete!
How well do you role model emotional self-control? This is a make or break life lesson. All kids need to learn the skill of emotional self-control. And guess who their first role models are of managing feelings? Yes, YOU! You the parent are the first role models your children watch as you navigate your negative…Read This One Before You Talk to Your Athlete!
Developing mental toughness in our kids means allowing them to struggle. When we rescue or protect our kids from anxiety and the natural consequences of mistakes, then we develop mentally soft individuals who are needy. It may come as a surprise to you, but anxiety does not mean there is something wrong with your child…Read This One Before You Talk to Your Athlete!
What do you talk about during the car ride home from practice? What do you focus on after a game or competition while you head back home or to the hotel? How well do you FUEL your athlete with the conversation or do you DRAIN your kid with analysis and interrogation? Research of college athletes…Read This One Before You Talk to Your Athlete!
Subscribe to Our Email
I'd love to share my best thoughts on improving your performance on the field, and in the executive suite. Sign up!