Giving up control in youth sports is a must for sports parents if they want to help their kids develop character.
As parents, there is a lot of things we can control about our kids: what they eat, how they dress, where they go to school, how much allowance they get.
In fact, we are often in such control mode that when it comes time to signing our kids up for youth sports, we carry that control mentality with us into the competitive arena.
The only problem is, in youth sports there are a lot of things we simply cannot control.
Giving up Control: That’s Why You’re Frustrated
I think that’s why we make so much noise at games, get so mad at coaches, or push our kids when we really should lay off. We are frustrated that things are not going the way we want them to or think they should. It’s our inability to control things that drives us crazy.
In youth sports, there’s a lot of things we cannot control when it comes to our kids’ experience. However, there are many things you can control. Read more.
You cannot always control what goes on outside, but you can always control what goes on inside.
You can’t control the things that happen to you, but you can control how you react to them.
It makes no sense to worry about things you have no control over because there’s nothing you can do about them, and why worry about things you do control? The activity of worrying keeps you immobolized.
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