Tag Archives: coping with disappointment

10 Things to Do When Things Go Wrong

Not every workout is a good workout. Not every meet is a good meet. And not every season is a good season. That is the sad truth. Things are not always going to be good. And sometimes they are going to even been pretty awful. You will argue with a teammate, coworker, manager or a […]

A Parent’s Guide to Helping Your Child After a Poor Sports Performance

Because sometimes a picture is worth 1,000 words:

8 Tips for Managing the Car Ride Home After a “Bad” Meet

If your child competes long enough in any sport, it’s going to happen. The dreaded bad meet or game. It may range from mild displeasure to major disappointment, but at some point you child will fall, strike out, not qualify, be benched, miss the penalty kick or whatever that leads to major post-competition blues. These […]

Grounding your Helicopter Parent: 7 Questions To Ask Yourself When You Are Tempted to Intervene 

There is a fine line between being a concerned and supportive parent and being a helicopter parent. I know that struggle to walk along that line, and I see so many caring parents trying to navigate it as well.   Let’s face it: it’s really hard to see our kids in pain. But it’s also hard […]