Supporting Your Child

Supporting Your Child

We all want to do the best for our kids! However, sometimes it is hard to know what to say and how to act. These videos and articles offer valuable advice for how to be a supportive parent to a sporty kid.

Did You Win? Did You Lose? Those Are the Wrong Questions to Ask

Carol Dweck, Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology at Stanford University and author of “Mindset – The New Psychology of Success” discusses how best to talk to your child to encourage...

What Steve Kerr Wants From Sports Parents

Steve Kerr, Head Coach of the NBA Champion Golden State Warriors, discusses what he would like to see from parents with regard to supporting their kids in sports.

Why it is Tough being a Sports Parent

Advice on what to say and how to act with your kids with regard to their sports activities.

Why Kids Hate Sports

Having knowledge of the best actions to take in supporting y0ur child in their sports participation is crucial.  However, there are also some things you shouldn’t do as well.  This...

An Effective Way to Give Feedback and Advice

Watch and learn about some suggestions on how to give your child advice after a game, without being overbearing.

The Truth about Sports Parents

Have you ever thought about what kids are thinking of when their parents watch them play sports? This video will give you some answers to that question.

How to Overcome Fear and Anxiety

This video shares valuable insights about how to talk to a child about fear and what to do about it.

Teaching Kids to Be Confident and Overcome Failure

Parental advice from sports psychologist Dr. Michael Gervais.

Three Questions Parents Can Ask For a Better Car Ride Home Conversation

A former professional golfer discusses what parents should say to their kids on the car ride home from a sporting event.

How Swimming Saved Michael Phelps – An ADHD Story

Multi-time Olympic gold-medalist swimmer Michael Phelp’s explains how he overcame and harnessed his ADHD symptoms as a young swimmer and student.

Physical Literacy in the United States

What is physical literacy? This video gives insight into what skills should a child develop by each age?

What is the Power of Exercise?

A TED talk about the connection between excercise, academic success and behavior improvement.

Role of Sports with Mental Health

The Child Mind Institute talks about the importance of exercise and mental health for kids.

How Playing Sports Benefits your Body and your Brain

TEDEd talk about the science of how being active and sports are good for kids.

The Difference Between Winning and Succeeding

This TED talk by John Wooden is full of so much wisdom for parents, kids and coaches. He talks character, reputation, hard work, punctuality and more. Definitely worth watching this...

Abby Wambach: 3 Questions She Asks Her Kids

Abby Wambach, a former Olympic soccer player,  says she only asks her kids three questions when they leave the soccer field. In sum, she aims to help her kids learn their...