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To help young athletes, focus on process, not performance, sports psychologist says

Original post made on Oct 8, 2021

The mother of an 8-year-old who is convinced her daughter isn't "playing to her potential" in soccer. A kid who worries that quitting volleyball will mean he or she won't have anything to talk to dad about. Parents who say they've invested too much money to let their daughter quit tennis.

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Posted by Jess Phillips
a resident of College Terrace
on Oct 8, 2021 at 12:36 pm

Jess Phillips is a registered user.

Just tell the kids to have fun and forget about scores and trophies...simple as that.

There's no need for a 'sports' psychologist to convey the obvious.


Posted by Calvin Samuels
a resident of another community
on Oct 9, 2021 at 8:54 am

Calvin Samuels is a registered user.

The stage mother syndrome can also carry over into academics.

And there are countless stories of gifted ‘burnouts’ who were pushed too far.

Call it parental compensation for their own shortcomings and misguided aspirations.

Blame the parents…always.


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