Its titled. Twelve Huge Mistakes Parents Can Avoid, and its a collection of research and ideas to help you as a parent, teacher, coach, employer or youth worker to better equip your students to thrive in life. When we fail to do thiswe can actually stunt their growth. Its a bit like teaching our kids to ride a bike. Remember this process? First, we gave them a tricycle. When I learned this, I reflected on the years my own kids competed in sports, recitals, theatrical plays, and practices. Far too often, I wanted to play a role that added more stress to their life.
Some athletes refer to their mom as their P.A. (personal assistant) or their agent. I know a mother who watches her collegiate daughters gymnastics practice behind the glass, all the while, calling and leaving voicemails for the coach on what should be done for her little girl.