CHAPTER I: AWARENESSWhy you're the most important influence
Today, more than ever, sports-playing kids need their parents to be aware of the many pressures and challenges they face on the playing field -- including a relentless pressure to win that most parents themselves didn't experience. Sports-playing kids need moms and dads to be aware of their own motivations and desires, which influence them as sports parents.
Here are eleven ways you can become more aware of what kind of sports parent you are and what your child needs from you the most:1. Give your child unconditional love, no matter what happens on...
Introduction: Why our sports-playing kids need our help
Today, a record number of kids play sports -- approximately 40 million boys and girls, ages 6-17. That's a lot of sports-playing kids and
a lot of sports parents.
If you're reading this book, you are most likely the parent of one or more of these kids. You, like many other sports parents today, may have a question, issue, or concern about your sports-playing child.
If you do, I promise you, you're not alone.
As a licenced psychologist and sport psychologist with over 20 years of clinical experience dealing with a wide range of athletes, both professional...