Part of a positive mindset is optimism. Where children and teenagers are missing it, parents can have a tough job building it up.
For some teenagers, sport is their thing. Their passion. But that can become hard for parents to balance with school as the commitment rises.
One of the most important gifts we can give our children and teenagers is a positive mindset. One built on optimism and hope.
The last year of high school is both exciting and terrifying. For students and parents alike. So strap yourself in and enjoy the ride.
All sporty kids go through times where they struggle. The trick for parents and coaches is to know why it happens and what to do about it.
How a child reacts to stress or anxiety will determine if they’ll overcome it or get stuck. That’s where coping skills and resilience come in.