Monitor your children for evidence of sports-related stress
. Some amount of stress is inevitable prior to an important athletic event. But if you see your children putting too much pressure on themselves or taking losses too hard, it’s time for a talk.
Help them view defeats in the proper light. Even the best hitters in baseball fail to reach base roughly 7 out of every 10 times at bat, future Hall of Fame quarterbacks connect only 60% of the time, and so on.