Help Sports Kids Who Worry About Disappointing Teammates

Help Sports Kids Who Worry About Disappointing Teammates

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Sadly, you have all heard, of course, about the horrible sexual abuse case that Larry Nasser exacted on hundreds of US gymnasts. This story has made for sickening –and terrifying — headlines for the past couple of years. But the truth is: there are sex abuse cases from across all youth sport.... More »

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Self-Esteem, Unconditional Love, and Child Discipline

https://www.rootsofaction.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/self-esteem-and-discipline.jpgThe post Self-Esteem, Unconditional Love, and Child Discipline appeared first on Roots of Action..... More »
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Helping Young Athletes Define Their Self-Concept
A sports parent asks:
“How do I help my child be more focused on his role on the team and not so worried about disappointing his teammates and others?”
It’s common for sports kids to worry about disappointing others. Kids often seek social approval, something we all do to some extent…

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