This week my conversation is with Brooke Ewert. Brooke was someone who was athletic in her youth and quickly discovered that it was not just physical abilities that made top athletes unique, but that of mental strength. If you want to learn more about Brooke and her work, check out rockymountainsportscounselingcenter.com
I love Brooke’s questions to help parents understand a child’s feelings about their sport.
Have you stopped to ask your son or daughter…?
What do you like about your sport?
What do you not like about your sport?
What do you like to do when you’re not doing your sport?
If there’s an injury, what’s on the other side of the scale?
And have you stopped to remind her that she is more than her sport?
That his worth isn’t directly tied to his performance?
Identity and performance can quickly tangled up in each other if we’re not vigilant, not just for our kids, but for ourselves.
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