Episode 50: Recap with Kathy Feinstein

To parent a peak performer, you have to be a peak performer.
— Kathy Feinstein

Throughout our four seasons you've heard what it means and what it takes to be a peak performing sport parent. Here are some of the top take aways:   Parenting a peak performer means being a good listener, listening to what your athlete is saying as well as what he or she is not saying.  It's about asking thoughtful questions. It means bringing positive energy, leadership, and perspective to every situation including the sidelines. Parenting a peak performer means allowing your athlete to own his or her sport, embracing failure with a growth mindset, and keeping perspective or parenting with the end in mind.  Afterall, sports provide a vehicle for raising successful athletes and ultimately healthy and successful adults. The final take away and something you'll hear me say time and time again: To parent a peak performer you have to be a peak performer.  In other words be willing to do what you ask your athletes to do.  

Along with the recap this is a perfect time to thank everyone who has made this podcast a success.  I want to express my sincerest gratitude to each and every one of my guests.  They have brought a wealth of knowledge and been so generous with their time.  I also want to thank my production team for bringing such high quality shows week after week.  And finally I want to thank you! Our listeners.  Thank you for listening in and sharing  your feedback.  Together we are making a difference.  Again, many thanks for joining in to celebrate this milestone episode.  We are just getting started!

Next week we return to season four and to our expert coaches! As always...If you enjoy the show, please like, share, and rate us in your favorite place to listen. I  would love to hear from you! Connect with me on social media @sportspsychworks and through https://www.kafcounselingandsportperformance.com/contact