I (April) have two children who play basketball and three children who play the piano (four children total), and I’ve never really known what to say when they’ve had a bad practice session or a discouraging moment. I also haven’t really known what to say when they’ve had a huge successes or felt thrilled about their performance.
After reading this post from “Hands-Free Mama,” I’ve totally followed her advice, and it just feels right every time I do.
Hope you’ll enjoy this post from our “Power of Moms Picks.”
Very rarely does one sentence have immediate impact on me.
Very rarely does one sentence change the way I interact with my family.
But this one did. It was not from Henry Thoreau or some renowned child psychologist. It was a comment from kids themselves. And if I’ve learned anything on this “Hands Free” journey, it is that children are the true experts when it comes to “grasping what really matters.”
Here are the words that changed it all:
“… College athletes were asked what their parents said that made them feel great, that amplified their joy during and after a ballgame. Their overwhelming response: ‘I love to watch you play.’”
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