Firstly, it is vital to note that anxiety, motivation, and concentration tremendously influence people's self-confidence and their performance at the long-run (Damon & Raedeke, P 188). Higher self-confidence reduces anxiety. The vice versa is also true. This is based on the fact that optimally confident sports people experience fewer doubts on self. Their worries reduce and give room for concentration in their activities.
Sometimes children misbehave on purpose so they can call to your attention. Some of the most important ways to educate a child are the following: be consistent about rules, model good behavior, reward the good behavior, be clear about rules, neutralize arguments, distinguish punishment from discipline, withholding privileges, and pay attention to the child´s feelings. Parents need to be consistent and clear about their rules. They should be discussed in a moment when the child is willing to listen and not when he/she already broke it. The rules should not be vague; it is better when the child knows what his/her parents are expecting.
Of course, this starts with the individual athlete’s family. For youth athletes, their character is determined by their family’s mindset. A young athlete whose family teaches them to love the sport, go in with a positive attitude, have a healthy mindset about competition, and not to get discouraged by “losses”, will fare better than a young athlete whose family teaches the opposite. All the same, a young athlete who has family that teaches them to “win at all cost” instead of focusing on the fun and learning in sports will suffer a great deal in terms of character
What is excellence? Is it perfection, a goal, a feeling, a gift? To some athletes, it is an everyday challenge that comes easy; to others it might not be so easy. Whether it holds a psychological meaning or it’s just another goal to set, it shows a persons attitude and dedication towards a sport. To what extremes will people actually go to reach excellence?
Athletes pride themselves on how good they are, and, if, in the event that suggests otherwise, they tend to act out and become defensive or angry. Athletes surround themselves with people who do not put them in situations that oppose their opinion of themselves, causing them to seem like they have a high self-esteem. This is very common in athletes because if they do not believe in themselves they do not work hard to become high-level athletes. Self-esteem in high-performance athletes does not only pertain to their ability to play their sport, it carries over in everyday life. Athletes high self-esteems is shown in how they present themselves to their friends, family, and in a social setting.
Therefore, it is very important for parents to help their children develop healthy levels of self-esteem. There are many things parents can do to help their children learn that they are lovable, capable, and competent, beginning when their children are at a very young age. Unfortunately, it is also at a very young age that children can begin to develop low self-esteem. Parents must be very careful not to plant the seeds of low self-esteem in their children unknowingly. Children learn their first lessons about self-esteem from their parents.
In the article “America’s Top Parent”, Kolbert claims that, “Americans have been told always to encourage their kids. This, the theory goes will improve their self esteem, and this, in turn, will help them learn.”(1) Encouragement should be given to the kids when they try their best because it helps the kids build up their self-esteem again. In contrast, insulting will destroy the children’s self-esteem and make them feel no hope at all. It will not make the children perform better in a long run. However, in Chua’s case, insulting and threatening does work.
Students should never criticise fellow players or players of the other team, they should only encourage and respect t... ... middle of paper ... ...es of sports and consequences of their actions, they will never be able to play fair and playing fair is the main aspect of sport. Sport should be enjoyable and children should be taught that it isn’t always the physical they need to know. They need to be aware of the rules and abide by them for every one to enjoy the game or sport. If every school done this, then GCSE grades would increase, teaching environments would become easier and students would find lessons more knowledgeable and enjoyable. This would be because students will be fully aware of what is expected of them by having good ethics and values.
Self-confidence is usually known as self-assurance in a person’s power, ability, and judgment. Mastering self-assurance activities can enhance a person’s confidence. Some people confuse self-confidence with self-esteem. Self-confidence has a specific task of a person’s ability or to challenge themselves. Self-confidence is the key to success.
With that, equal attention must be committed to not only to a child with the highest achievement, but to the other child with the lowest achievement as well. Learning from my experience had made me gain self confidence, knowing that I can achieve things, and not think negatively about things I can do. To others who feel neglected, or lack self confidence, I say don’t let yourself down just because you’re being outshined by others, and feel like you’re worthless. It’s not the end of the world. By believing in yourself, and finding something you can be good at will help you gain the confidence you need.