1. I will accept the talents, strengths and weaknesses of each of my children.
2. I will acknowledge that they need to go through challenges and complex situations on their own and to learn from failures.
3. I will not berate them and make them feel less valuable based on how they perform because I do not want to cause undue stress, anxiety, or resentment towards me or their activity.
4. I will let them know I am proud of them no matter what.
5. I will guide them and show them how to be better at their activity but in a manner that does not make them feel worthless.
6. I will be sensitive to my children's developing need for praise and sympathy and will limit my criticism to really important mistakes because I want them accept success with humility and defeat with determination to do better.
7. I will not mention, beyond a casual reference, the successes of other children and will definitely not use another child’s success as a barometer for my child.
8. I will be a good spectator at athletic contests and not hound on what I perceive as a missed call by a referee or coach because I do not want my child to see my participation as an embarrassment.
9. I will teach my children sportsmanlike behavior and to not laugh at or taunt another less skilled child or teammate.
10. I will make sure I always have my own adult hobby or activity to enjoy and love so I don’t have to live vicariously through my child.