Sport Parent Bias

“If your only tool is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.”

If your only perspective is that of a parent, you will navigate your child’s sports experience with a parental bias. It’s not wrong. It just is what it is.

Coaches, teachers, parents, and other stakeholders in your child’s development all want the same goal (i.e., your child’s wellbeing), but they see the path through different lenses.

Asking for help or perspective from a coach, school counselor, teacher, therapist, mental performance consultant (shameless plug), or any other professional doesn’t make you a bad parent. It’s quite the opposite. By seeking help, you’re asking for someone’s viewpoint from a different stance, one you may not see through your parental lens.

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About Joe

Over 20 Years of Experience in the Exercise Industry
Owner & Head Fitness Nut of the joefitness Studio Since 2012

PhD Student – Exercise Science and Nutrition – North Dakota State
MEd – Sport & Exercise Psychology – Springfield College
BS – Exercise Science – North Dakota State

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist – NSCA
Level 2 Nutrition Coach – Precision Nutrition