Sports is something that many people can connect through. Whether it watching it live or playing in the field, there is always a bond that is created. Because of this and many other reasons parents may encourage their child as well to follow sports. So if you are one of those sports parents there are certain things that you need to keep in mind so that you are truly able to support your child do sports at his or her own capabilities. So here are a few of them.
Do keep distance
As a child there might have been many hopes and dreams you have wanted to achieve yet couldn’t, because of various reasons. And now that your child might be in to sports you might have that urge to live through them. But remember that if you were to pressurize them too much they wouldn’t even do what they’re doing for the fun of it. Hold back on those thoughts of ‘because of this you failed’, ‘if I was playing I would have done it this way’. These comments are nothing but hurtful and discouraging.So don’t offer such comments instead let your child enjoy, fall down and get back up to learn the game of sports, firsthand! After all the only way to succeed in sports is by enjoying what you do!
Do hold back on shouting out instructions
Remember your child isn’t like one of those NBA players that you shout at while the game goes on TV! This is real. They need to be focusing on what their coach has to say to guide them and your comments and instructions are only going to be a barrier for them to do well. Just sit on the benches and cheer for them to do well and enjoy the game! This way they might feel more powered up to perform better because of your encouragement from the stands.
Do let your child handle things
Sports is all about learning through mistakes. If you feel like you are not doing something right or not getting the place you deserve then you need to talk to the coach about it. With regards to your children, you need to let them deal with it. they should be able to fight their own battles and fight for themselves. The more they learn to stand up by themselves, in future they would be stronger under any circumstance. So be there for them don’t fight for them!
Parents always want what is best for their children and sometimes this goes to a whole other level where they tend to only look at their children’s side and not the other. Be a parent who supports the coach and his decision. If you feel like things are unfair then talk it out but don’t disregard them and their decisions altogether. Follow these and be a better sports parent for your child and his or her entire team!