The "life lessons" portion of Responsible Sport Parenting starts with getting on the same page with our kids.
Responsible Sports Parent Tip of the Week:
“Encourage your child to compare her performance to her own past performance. What can she do now that she could not do two weeks ago?”
Why do your children want to play youth sports? Why do they want to participate?
Once you consider those answers and recognize where you and your child agree and differ, you can establish common ground for conversations that will help you and your child get what you want from youth sports.
To start, think about possible goals that you might have for your child. Consider ranking them from 1-10 – what would be your top 3?
- Become a good athlete
- Learn to play the sport
- Gain self-confidence
Then, consider asking the same question of your kids. What are their top three?
Want to get more tips and advice on what to ask your child? See responses from fellow parents when asked about their ranking and their child's ranking.
Determining Goals for Your Kids in Sports>>
The Liberty Mutual Responsible SportsTM program supports volunteer youth sports coaches and parents who help our children succeed both on and off the ice. We offer many youth sports resources including $2,500 community grants, instructional videos, weekly tips, peer and expert advice, and coursework for those interested in improving the youth sports experience for all involved.
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