I want to become a real soccer mom! Well actually it doesn't even need to be soccer; it can be just about any sport. I really hope that my son will take up a sport when that time comes and that he will like to be active.
I want to be able to go with him to training's and see games. I want to be able to comfort him and say a few encouraging words if that's what he needs after a bad game.
Unfortunately many parents think they only need to drop off their kids at training, pick them up, wash their dirty clothes and pay the membership fees. Too many parents get caught up in their own busy life with work and family matters.
I am sure that we parent have more influence than we realize when it comes to our children's mental and physical health. A kids who's parent's show support and encouragement is more likely to do better.
How you can be a supportive parent:
*Show that you are interested in what your child does. Even if it's a sport you don't particularly like, try to show encouragement.
* Ask about training's as a casual thing, you want to know because you are curious and not let your child feel pressured.
* Show your child that you understand he had a bad game but tell him it will be better next time and he just needs to continue.
* Don't think it's the dad's job to go to , as a mom you can be just as supportive.
* Talk to the trainer about how you can show support if you are unsure your child is getting the support he/she needs.
Encouraging and showing our kids that we care make them feel better and they gain self confidence. Supporting our kids is the best thing we can do for them, no money in the world will pay for that kind of support.
Are you a supportive parent? How do you think a supportive parent should be when it comes to sport?