So on this Father’s Day, I came across this article by Dr. Rob Bell as sport psychologist working with athletes and sporting parents.
In a world where parenting is becoming more and more difficult and where the demands on children ever increasing, the environment that the sporting parents contributes to becomes crucial.
With the need for immediate success, results, performance and reward, it is important that a sporting parent does not contribute in a negative way to the sporting experience and ultimately the results and successes the athlete will achieve.
In this article Dr. Bell looks at 6 tips for the sporting parent, and guides them to help contribute to a positive sporting experience, a sound environment and finally a successful sporting career.
Our responsibility as parents is to support and never destroys our children’s opportunities and abilities to succeed in life.
Enjoy the read. SB