Often, sports kids have unrealistic or even irrational beliefs that hurt their confidence. Many young athletes expect too much of themselves and easily lose confidence when they don’t perform up to their expectations. Sometimes, sports kids think that they need to wear the same pair of underwear each time they play, the pair they played in last year when they made six three-pointers.
We’d like you as a parent to help your kids uncover the beliefs that hurt their confidence. We also want you to think about how you might contribute to beliefs that might sabotage their confidence, such as asking them to not make mistakes, which leads to kids trying to be more perfect.
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