What to do if your athlete is getting cocky?

If your kids starts to excel in a sport, they will be tempted to become cocky.

[do action=”quote”]The hardest job kids face today is learning good manners without seeing any.[/do]
Fred Astaire

This article has 8 steps to help prevent and minimize this behavior.

Here are the first 3:

  1. Model humility. It always starts with what YOU do.
  2. Teach that there is no “i” in team. No matter how good your kid is, they cannot do it alone. Period.
  3. Show no special treatment. By parents or by teachers. Athletes should be held to same standards as non-athletes, not given favors.
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