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10 reasons why parents should stop constantly instructing their children in games

Watching your child or student taking part in sport can be a proud and thrilling occassion. There may be moments where it’s tempting to get involved and to instruct players.

Although this may be done with the best of intentions, it can become problematic when it becomes a regular occurence and may actually hinder your child from performing at their best – the rationale being that it can impact upon their decision-making capabilities and problem-solving skills (amonst others).

In this sports education based infographic the team look at 10 reasons why parents should stop constantly instructing their children in games.

 

 

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  1. Reduces problem solving skills.
  2. Decreases decision making abilities.
  3. Decreases autonomy.
  4. Reduces young players creativity.
  5. Children will enjoy themselves more.
  6. Increases pressure on children.
  7. Children will not learn from their own mistakes.
  8. Decreases child’s coping skills.
  9. Increases anxiety among young players.
  10. Prevents children from mastering life skills.

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