Hey Parent!?! What do you focus on while watching your child’s game?
Baseball/softball are games of failure. The only sport where you are almost guaranteed to fail more than you succeed while playing offense (hitting) and defense takes a great deal of mental focus to be successful. The culture of the experience is naturally intense and stressful by nature for the players, and as a parent, you have the opportunity to support your child and help him/her reach his/her fullest potential.
My goal is to help you understand how to help your child succeed while playing.
1. Focus on fun! Enjoy the process and understand the result on the scoreboard is really not that important. When you enjoy your child’s game, you’re communicating to your child that you enjoy him/her. Your fun will result in your child loving the game more and engaging more.
2. Focus on the positives. Your child will think of the challenges of the game as positive or negative based on what you say. Your...