Why Coaching from the Sidelines is Harmful to Your Child’s Development

As parents, we want what’s best for our children, and we also want our children to give it their best when they participate in extra-curricular sports and activities. The problem is, we sometimes get caught up in our desire to see our children perform well and we speak up at the wrong times. With that said, I’ve put together some details about how coaching from the sidelines plays a harmful role in our child’s emotional development. (Please note as it relates to this article, we are focusing on a martial arts parent because that’s the environment I’m an expert at when it comes to this topic. However, this information is easily related to other sports and activities.) For starters: your c

Over Committed Children

As parents, we want what’s best for our children. The reality is that today’s children are pushed to their limits with extra curricular activities by well meaning parents. With that said, We have put together some details about how over committing children are retroactive for their development. For starters, let’s look at why we tend to over commit our children: 1. We feel we need to fill up our children’s schedule so they aren’t just sitting home watching television or playing video games. 2. We want to give our children what they want, like when they beg to take soccer with their friends. 3. We try to keep up with other ‘super parents’ who boast and brag about all the activities their ch

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