Supporting Your Children When They Make Mistakes
How to demonstrate unconditional support of your child while reinforcing a mastery approach to the sport.
Disagree With Your Child's Coach? How To Handle, And When To Intervene
Parents who disagree with a coach should remain supportive of their children, but not necessarily intervene.
When Your Child Receives Only Minimum Playing Time
Even when your child receives minimum playing time, you still can help ensure a positive experience.
Life Lessons From Game-Time Mistakes
Focus on the big picture -- life lessons -- when helping your child past mistakes made in competition.
What To Do When Your Child Loses Enthusiasm For A Sport
Key to reviving enthusiasm is asking the right questions to learn what, if anything, is bothering your child.
Seize Teachable Moments In Televised Sports To Reinforce Character
How to discuss with your youth athletes examples of good and bad behavior seen during televised sports.
The "Talent Trap," The Odds Of Going Pro, And Becoming Elite
Statistics on the chance to go pro prove that it's wise to focus on effort and life lessons, not just talent.
These techniques increase the chances that your child will respond favorably to criticism or correction.
How To Embrace The Role of a Second-Goal Parent®
Fiesta Bowl Executive Director Mike Nealy shares the value of teaching life lessons through sports.
Deciding Whether Your Child Should Specialize In A Single Sport
For parents facing pressure for their youth athletes to specialize early, here are tips on how to respond.