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Is your child’s self esteem constantly taking a hit? I think it’s a battle many kids fight at one time or another in their lives.
In this episode of the Sports Parenting Podcast, I talk with Kirk Mango, author of Becoming a True Champion, about how coaches and parents can use sports as one way to build a child’s self esteem.
As an gymnast, Kirk was a Division I National Champion, 3-Time All-American, 3-Time Hall of Fame Athlete, was selected in 2009 as #8 on Northern Illinois University’s Top 50 Huskies of All Time list (A list consisting of NBA & NFL players, Heisman Trophy Candidates, and other elite level athletes).
When his athletic career ended, Kirk went into teaching where he worked for 34 years. In that time, he watched his own two kids become athletes and go on to play in Division 1. Kirk now writes a blog for the Tribune Chicagonow blog network called The Athlete’s Sports Experience: Making a Difference.
If you are reading my blog or listening to this podcast, I know it’s because you want your child to have a good youth sports experience.
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