Ironic as it may sound, kids in sports don’t have to talk about sports all the time. They don’t have to always hear how well they scored on the basketball court or how good their tennis moves are. During dinner, talk about something else and let them have a break. It should not be the only thing that defines your child, so they don’t feel the pressure that comes with it.
Be their role model
You don’t have to train with them. But it helps to see someone in their family get interested and immersed in their sport. What about setting a family sports day every now and then? Let everybody show their moves and embody their love for swimming if you have a swimming prodigy in your brood. Seeing how the whole family is behind them can help boost a child’s morale and confidence in whatever sport they choose. Celebrate their love for different types of sports.