Being a perfectly good and smart parent is not an automatic transposition into smart parenting of an athlete.
Parenting a gifted athlete requires a different skill set.
Parenting a gifted athlete is not the same as coaching a gifted athlete. Parenting and coaching are distinctly different skill sets with entirely different outcomes.
Nor does providing your talented child with a good coach, even an outstanding coach, innoculate an uninformed parent from slowing or squelching the growth of his or her gifted child.
Being a talented athlete IS NOT in opposition to being a talented student or otherwise gifted person. It is not one or the other.
Talented children offer parents a few unique challenges.
SPOTTING THE GOLDEN CHILD
PREPPING THE GOLDEN CHILD
Parenting A Talented Athlete is an on-line progressive course. An On-Site course is also available for organizations, groups, institutions and churches.
This is an interactive course - programmed to meet the needs of each particular parent taking this course. (Parenting styles differ widely. This course is less about style; all about outcomes.)
This course includes audio, video and written materials.
This course includes interactive assignments.
This is a self-paced course, scheduled for completion within an agreed-upon timeframe.
This course includes up-to-date researched knowledege on athletic development and succesful parenting.
This course will equip a parent with the following:
- An up-to-date understanding of giftedness (The Talented Child).
- The social and emotional needs of the talented athlete and how to meet them.
- How to develop their child's potential and self-esteem without pressuring them.
- How to avoid the dangers of living vicariously through their child's accomplishments.
- Working optimally with schools, teachers, coaches and related organizations.
- Recognizing and preventing problems early.
- Prevalent mistakes and how to avoid making them.
- Optimal ways of correcting for mistakes and non-optimal choices.
- The Great Match-Maker.
- References & Resources.