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November 26, 2020

6 Encouraging Comments to Best Support Your Child in Sport

We love this article by Dr Tim Elmore about how parents can encourage their kids when they perform.   Knowing the best way to support your child in sport can be tough, and these phrases suggest sometimes less is more! Check out the below exert from his article:

“What We Should Say When Our Kids Perform:

The most liberating words parents can speak to their student-athletes are quite simple. Based on psychological research, the three healthiest statements mums and dads can make as they perform are:

Before the Competition: 
1. Have fun.
2. Play hard.
3. I love you.

After the competition:
1. Did you have fun?

2. I’m proud of you.
3. I love you.

Six Simple Words…

Six simple words parents can express that produce the most positive results in their performing children:

“I love to watch you play.”

That’s it. Those six words. How interesting. How liberating to the parent. How empowering to the student-athlete. No pressure. No correction. No judgment. Just pure love of their child using their gift in competition. “

See more at http://growingleaders.com/blog/what-parents-should-say-as-their-kids-perform/#sthash.LXwAVsTl.dpuf 

Dr. Tim Elmore is a leading authority on how to understand the next generation and prepare tomorrow’s leaders today.

I love to watch your gymnastics!

Read our hints for preparing your gymnast (and yourself) on competition day here: https://deltagym.com.au/competition-preparation-handy-hints-gymnasts-parents/

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