I think it is a good read for all parents who attend games, matches, recitals, concerts, and plays.
You can CLICK HERE to read the entire article at the Growing Leaders website.
What We Should Say When Our Kids Perform... Dr. Elmore believes the three healthiest statements moms and dads can make as children perform are:
Before the Competition: After the competition:
- Have fun. 1. Did you have fun?
- Play hard. 2. I’m proud of you.
- I love you. 3. I love you.
“I love to watch you play.”
How liberating to the parent. How empowering to the student-athlete. No pressure. No correction. No judgment. (That’s the coach’s job). Just love your child and enjoy watching them play. From a parent’s view—this is the best way to cultivate an emotionally healthy kid.