February 21st, 2020
Changing the Game
This week’s episode is with John O’Sullivan, coach and trainer of coaches.
John is the author of Changing the Game a book for parents to help them raise happy children who enjoy sports. He has also written Every Moment Matters –a book for sports coaches
He is an internationally renowned speaker for coaches, parents and youth sports organizations, and has spoken for TEDx the link for which is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXw0XGOVQvw
If you are a parent who has watched your child play sports from the sideline you may have seen children’s games morph from being occasions for fun and activity and camaraderie to something rather more intense as they get older. Parents yell advice or admonishments from the sidelines and children begin to hate the post-game debriefing. Children drop out of sports at an alarming rate and opportunities are lost not only to be active (and to regard one’s body as a functioning machine rather than just something to look at) but for the chance to learn about relationships, about dealing with jealousy and envy, about trying hard even if others around them are not, about being humble in victory and graceful in defeat and about commitment, unfairness and handling failure. So what happens?
Listen to this episode with John O’Sullivan if you want to learn:
In our celebration of vulnerability and perfect imperfection John shares with us a Low Parenting Moment of his own and how he repaired the situation which enabled his son to learn something useful.
And John also shares his top tip for raising children to be confident, happy and successful. This is something that everyone listening can put into practice straightaway, whether your kids are into sport or not.
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