What to say to your kids after a game

What should you say to your child after a game? John O'Sullivan, professional athlete and sports experts shares the five most important words that any parent can say to their child.
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What to say to your kids after a game

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The best thing that a parent can say to their kids after a game is really five simple words and that’s I love watching you play. Now, I learned this about decade ago from a great friend and mentor of mine named Coach Bruce Brown. It totally change the way that I was as a coach and I was as a father because when you tell your kids after they play that I just love watching you play, what you do is you free them from the burden of being responsible for your happiness as a parent and basically your love for them is not conditional upon their performance in sports or the outcome of the game. And when you say that to your kids, you will see a joy on their face and just a relaxation that they just get to go out and be a kid and just play the game.

What should you say to your child after a game? John O'Sullivan, professional athlete and sports experts shares the five most important words that any parent can say to their child.

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John O'Sullivan

Founder of Changing The Game Project

John O’Sullivan founded the Changing the Game Project in 2012 in order to help parents, coaches and youth sports organizations create a more child-centered sports experience for our young athletes. John is a former collegiate and professional player, and worked for 20 years on the youth, high school and college level as a coach and club Technical Director. He holds a USSF A License, NSCAA Advanced National Diploma, and a US Youth Soccer National License. His blog is now one of the most popular youth sports websites in the US, and he has been a featured presenter at TEDx Bend Oregon, IMG Academy, and this week at the NSCAA Convention. The Changing the Game Project provides live and online parent and coaching education workshops, webinars, and consulting services.

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