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1. Make sure your children know that--win or lose--you love them and are not disappointed with their performance.

2. Be realistic about your child's physical ability.


3. Help your child set realistic goals.


4. Emphasize improved performance, not winning. Positively reinforce improved skills.


5. Don't relive your own athletic past through your child.


6. Provide a safe environment for training and competition.


7. Control your own emotions at games and events. Don't yell at other players, coaches, or officials.


8. Be a cheerleader for your child and the other children on the team.


9. Respect your child's coaches. Communicate openly with them. If you disagree with their approach, discuss it with them.


10. Be a positive role model. Enjoy sports yourself. Set your own goals. Live a healthy life style.



 

DAILY HEALTHY HABITS


 

Exercise for 1 hour every day.


Eat fruits and veggies with every meal.

Select whole grains over enriched grains.

Instead of juice and soda, drink water or 100% juice.

Trim the fat off your meat. Make sure your protein is lean.

You need fat, but get your fat from healthy sources: vegetable oils, fatty fish, and almonds

Small portion sizes help you stay lean and fit.

 Start the day with a healthy and substantial breakfast.

 You don't have to say, "Yes," when someone offers you junk food.