The life skills that kids develop via Sports and the Performing Arts are immeasurable and transferable to other areas of their life, including adulthood. Laying this groundwork as early as possible helps ensure that kids grow up to be strong and resilient adults.
Our kids are constantly being evaluated, observed, and scrutinized, especially when on the field, a court, or a stage. This kind of pressure can be difficult to manage and it’s not uncommon for kids to complain about “being stressed out” or “not having enough time to finish stuff”. When kids feel overburdened, coping skills can become compromised. But children who learn how to manage stress, play and perform markedly better than their peers who struggle under pressure.
Integral to success on the field or the stage is the development of a high-performance mindset, a “mental edge” for athletes and performers that is often the difference between winning and losing. This mental skill set is characterized by the ability to set and achieve goals, to work and train hard and stay motivated; maintaining a positive outlook, even in the face of adversity or falling short of expectations are all critical for building resiliency.
Sue can help your child to:
Set attainable goals
Identify and manage emotions, including anxiety
Enhance problem-solving skills
Develop effective communication techniques
Learn stress and time management strategies
Sue also works with various youth sports organizations, performing arts programs and public and private schools, advising them in areas such as strengthening mental performance and managing stress and anxiety in the context of child development.