Dear Parent

Dear Parent,

Are you tired from nights with far too little sleep?   Days with too much to do?   Not having enough hours to fit everything in?   Are you stressed, worrying about how to manage your own career and commitments, plus those of your children and family?   .

You are your child’s ultimate cheerleader.   Sometimes, discussions between us may become stressful if things aren’t going how you would like.  You are their advocate – and you’re advocating well. Your child notices when you’re there and when you’re watching. I notice when you get excited over their performance and latest feat – and I love it!

When I push them, it isn’t because I’m upset – it’s because I know that they can achieve that goal. When I’m firm with them, it’s because I am confident in them that they can do better.  I care about them.  I am teaching not only stunts and athletics, but also how to listen, follow directions, work as part of a team, persist and be resilient, and be respectful and determined.

I care about your child – not just their performance, but them as an individual.   I care about you, too, and am grateful for you!

Thank you for trusting me to care for and look after your amazing child.  Thank you for letting me be one of their leaders and, hopefully, someone that they’ll look up to. Thank you for driving them to practice and competitions, for staying up late to help them with their homework – and pushing through the exhaustion that almost inevitably ensues the next day. And then doing it all over again.

Because of you, your child has this amazing opportunity to learn, succeed and thrive!

With love,

Your child’s coach

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