Kids play sport for lots of reasons – fun, mateship, socialisation, challenge, competition and achievement. So, it is important to encourage your child to play sports for the fun, not just winning. Be positive at competitions. If you are, your children mostly likely will too.
Look for the successes your child makes in the game and focus on them more than on the final score. It is important to help your child learn how to win and lose, as they don’t need to be champions.
So here are a few tips to help you support and teach your child how to learn to win OR lose well and be an actively engaged father on weekends regardless of what sport they choose to play.
Most importantly, don’t be the ugly parent at your child’s events – cheer good play by both sides and don’t abuse players or referees.
We really encourage dads to learn to keep their emotions in check and be good mentors – nothing like being the ugly loud voice!
Through sport you can make lifelong friends, at junior and senior school, through to your adult life like I did. I was not a brilliant player, just average, but it was the mateship we developed that has served us through the years.
The school holidays have fast approached and it may dawn upon you; what can I do to keep the kids occupied all holidays?! We’ve compiled... Read more
Writer Steven Kennedy joined us for this week’s webinar ‘Transitioning into fatherhood with confidence’. Read more
Read our tips on communicating your role as a stepdad, expressing your care, and more. Read more
Tips for dads on supporting your kids’ schooling and in teaching life skills. Read more
22.05: Hamish Blake chats fathering and shares his personal stories on learning to be a dad. Read more
Join us on for an interactive webinar session with Olympic gold medallist and father Duncan Armstrong. Read more
24.04: Who’s at the Table chat's with cricket legend Brad Haddin about cricket, coaching and fathering. Read more
Useful tips on helping kids stay active during the school holidays and these times of social isolation, including a fun downloadable activity sheet. Read more