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Gifts! Gymnastics Books for gymnasts and coaches!

 

Nice gifts for gymnasts and gymnastics coaches… Gymnastics Books.

Gymnastics Drills and Conditioning Bookhttps://www.createspace.com/3736294

Gymnastics Journal: My Goals, My Scores, My Dreams
https://www.createspace.com/4300482

Gymnastics Lessons Learned: Life Lessons through Gymnasticshttps://www.createspace.com/4229569

Gymnastics Coloring Book
https://www.createspace.com/6561545

Training with Karen, www.BestSportsConditoining.com.

Bio at About Karen Goeller, www.KarenGoeller.com

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Dear Helicopter Parents… Don’t Stress Out!

DEAR HELICOPTER PARENTS… DON’T STRESS OUT!!!

You DO NOT have to DO your child’s school projects and homework! You are not helping them learn or become independent by actually DOING THEIR assignments. Let them ask the teacher questions, do the research, and get their own grade. Their adult selves will thank you for it even though they are whining about it now.

I never in my life had help with a school project and only had help with math homework twice even though I struggled. I maintained a B average being dyslexic.

Kids CAN do what they are asked if parents allow them try. Maybe steering them in the right direction on a project or thought process would be helpful, but to actually DO the project for the child is a disservice to that child. It produces kids who cannot think for themselves, are not accountable for their actions, cannot solve problems, and they will not learn the actual assignment.

YOU are not the student anymore, your CHILD is the student. The teacher may be looking for more interpretation, research abilities, and the thought process than for perfection. Projects are an opportunity to learn that some parents are taking away from their kids. Please don’t do it. Your child will survive doing their OWN work and becoming responsible just as many of us did growing up.

Celebrate when the project is done or celebrate when they get their OWN respectable grade for the project, but please DO NOT take the opportunity to learn away from them. Your child only goes through school once, help them make it the most useful years of their life by NOT doing their assignments. Unless you want to end up with Beavis and Butthead.

Best of luck. I can see that the job of a parent is enormous, draining, and difficult. I have tremendous respect for parents. I have worked with literally thousands of children over the past 30+ years and have studied child psychology. I am still in touch with many who I trained 20 hours a week for several years. I have seen the outcome over and over again with kids who get everything handed to them vs kids who are forced to learn for themselves and be independent. Try to think of it as raising an adult, not only comforting a child. And of course, reward great efforts in a memorable way.

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