Parenthood

Parenthood

Postby Favor on 13 Sep 2012, 13:52

Hello friends.I know every person dream of parenthood one day as some are already into it. Being a parent is not always a piece of cake but in this section we'll find informations, advices and tips that anyone can share, to help each and everyone along the journey of parenthood. This topic is an open one for any person, parents or to be parents. Lets share.
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Re: Parenthood

Postby Gift1 on 13 Sep 2012, 14:04

Parents need to teach children how to lose and that, there's more to sport than gold medals.
Did you know? As gold medals are tallied and anthems are sung, the sporting message Australian kids have been receiving over the past few months is that winning is all-important. But our future elite athletes also need to learn how to lose.
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Re: Parenthood

Postby Louis on 13 Sep 2012, 14:09

Hey Gift1,that's the message from Tim Dansie, an Adelaide psychologist who has worked with sports clubs and athletes. He says the "everyone's a winner" attitude which has become more pervasive in parenting recently doesn't prepare children for life, and can account for the large drop-out rates in kids' sport. "The idea of ribbons for all does not teach kids about winning and losing behaviours," he says. "As a result, many children don't know how to lose and when this happens they feel a sense of failure."
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Re: Parenthood

Postby Utte on 13 Sep 2012, 14:14

Hi Louis, Dansie believes, maybe a little controversially, that it is also okay to teach kids to "play to win". "But at the end of the game, they also need to have the skills to be able to accept the result and then look to see what improvement was made by all players," he says. "In any sporting competition there will always be elation and disappointment. They need to learn that success is achieved by doing something a little bit better each day and this applies directly to sport for young children – win, lose or draw."
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Re: Parenthood

Postby Joyce on 13 Sep 2012, 14:17

Hello, parents are expected to set a good example. Having a good attitude to sport starts at home. If parents put all the emphasis on winning, and then castigate and criticise when their favourite team, athlete or child loses, there is a risk that participating in sport stops being fun.
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Re: Parenthood

Postby Favor on 14 Sep 2012, 07:50

Parents need to model healthy behaviours and get involved as coaches, managers, umpires and volunteers. They need to emphasise the positives of sport. Parents must also ensure their children are clear about the benefits of playing sport from a social and physical point of view, while also remembering that, in most cases, children play to be with their friends.
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Re: Parenthood

Postby Gift1 on 14 Sep 2012, 07:57

I also think it is very neccessary and important for children to understand the immediate situations. For example, Children need to understand it is okay to win or lose, provided they put in a good effort.
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Re: Parenthood

Postby Louis on 14 Sep 2012, 08:07

Incentive to exercise: A renounce, sport president of a Little Athletics Association in a country, echoes one's beliefs, citing the organisation's motto, "be your best". The message Little Athletics would like kids to take away from watching these Olympic Games is that sport is about self-improvement rather than winning," he says.
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Re: Parenthood

Postby Mado on 14 Sep 2012, 08:10

I do hope the Games make children want to be active and involved in sport. From there they may decide they want to take their sport further and set goals to be an Olympic athlete, or they may just enjoy being involved and getting better at what they do.
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Re: Parenthood

Postby Emma on 14 Sep 2012, 08:12

With studies showing that many children are not getting anywhere near their average daily requirement of exercise, if the Games inspires more kids to put on some runners, grab a hockey stick or jump on their BMX, then that could be considered a greater success than bagging gold medals.
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