Parenting Aces: Our Impact on Our Children’s Development


The “Parenting Aces” Blog featured “excerpts from a rather lengthy email I received this morning from sports psychologist, Dr. Jorge Valverde.”  I recommend  the article for all tennis parents.  Here is a small section of the article.

Our responsibility as parents is like a mountain:  the bigger the mountain to climb, the stronger we must become, and our strength must come from wisdom and inspiration.

Dealing with discipline issues

–       Establish boundaries and natural consequences and follow them closely
–       Present one front as parents, avoiding the bad/good cop paradigm
–       Change behaviors and attitudes with extended metaphors/stories
–       Spend quality time with each child separate and together
–       Avoid comparison between your children
–       Acknowledge their good behaviors by describing what they are doing well right at the moment when it takes place
–       Use the Eight-to-One rule (see * below)

 

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