Low self esteem plagues many young athletes because they base their self-worth on how successful they feel in their sport. I saw this in my own kids. After they played a good game, they were confident and happy. But after a game when they didn’t play as well or when their team lost, they were often sullen and didn’t want to talk about it.
Do you see this in your child? Does he beat himself up over mistakes or have difficulty shaking off a bad game. Does she let her struggle in one game carry over into another, causing her to lose confidence in herself and her ability?
How can you help your child fight low self esteem?
It’s a trap that our kids fall into and it’s often hard to climb out. Here are my suggestions for how you can help.
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