“Ten things to think about before you say that your child is too good to be in a group with Sally ” by Sarah Reis, MEd.
While this is not written specifically about gymnastics, man does it hit it out of the park regarding being overly concerned about in which group an athlete trains.
There are times when a child most benefits from the lessons of leading the pack, others when she is lagging behind and still others when she is smack dab in the middle.
But perhaps the most important lesson of all from this blog: let’s stop criticising the progress of children and let the professional coaches work in developing their abilities in a fun and safe environment.
Ten things to think about before you say that your child is too good to be in a group with Sally.
1- In the average adult life people do not go walking around saying they are too good to work with another adult. “I am a much better graphic designer than you, I shouldn’t even be working in the same building as you.” This doesn’t happen, because it’s ridiculous, so why then is it okay for you to have an opinion about whom your child shares a dance stage, or a soccer field, or a hockey rink with?
2- One of the key words we are talking about here is CHILD, as in a young flourishing individual whom needs direction and role models to help shape their personal and moral philosophies. There is a strong need for parents to teach compassion and patience in their children, they are a large…
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