The Paren Effect - How Parents Impact Athletes

Whether you have a child that is in sports or not "The Parent Effect" is most likely impacting their life and it is typically in a negative way. Here are some key points from the video that can help you and your child.

– Communicate – Be clear about the expectations. Neither the parents nor child should have them!
– Stay Positive – Children should not measure their success by the results, but how centered or happy the child was in the process. Focus on the process!
– See the Bigger Picture – Parents and children need to understand that they are not defined by what they do. It is who the child is that matters. Help them just be!
– Remember the Success – Children and parents would be very surprised at how easily the child forgets about the success they have had in their life. Remind them!

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Posted on August 25, 2010 and filed under TV Interviews, Athletes.