This article by John O’Sullivan of the Changing the Game Project highights the differences between goals and expectations and how we as parents impact our young players.
According to Dr. Jim Taylor, psychologist and author of Positive Pushing: How to Raise a Successful and Happy Child, goals are possible accomplishments that may or may not be achieved, yet can provide satisfaction to children just by going through the process of setting them and trying to attain them. Expectations, on the other hand, are all or nothing; they are assumptions of achievement.
Learn more about how to help your child set goals and expectations that will increase the chances of them finding success on and off the court.
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