Do you get caught up in the emotion of a situation when you’re watching your child play sport, even though it usually comes from a place of good intention? When we draw on our own experience in sport to provide guidance, most of us can expect an eye roll from our kids because what we did in ‘our day’ is completely irrelevant to this generation. How can we cool our emotional connection and steer them in the right way?
In this episode of SportsParenthood, you’ll hear from Nathan Parnham, an athletic development and high-performance coach, who’s worked everywhere from junior and professional sport for more than 18 years. From Parramatta Eels in the National Rugby League to the Australian Women’s 7s, Nathan’s set up several successful programs in high schools throughout Australia, now, at Brisbane Grammar School in Queensland.
Just recently, Nathan launched a new book, The Sporting Parent, which is a manual for parents who are navigating the confusing world of kid’s sport because it’s easy to get caught up in a rabbit-hole of information. Often, we jump at things we think are best for our kids, when maybe they’re not. Like us, Nathan has no hidden agenda. He’s keen to see parents have the tools on hand to make informed decisions.
Plus, listen out for John’s moment on self-reflection.
EPISODE PUBLISHED ON THURSDAY, 29 JULY 2021