Looking at the big picture of swim parenting—or being involved in any sport—is to allow our kids to experience and learn life lessons with supervision in a structured environment.
Der englischsprachige Originalartikel stammt von Elizabeth Wickham Elizabeth glaubt als Swim-Mom, dass es nicht nur unterschiedliche Entwicklungsstufen bei den Kindern gibt…
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Our job as a mentor is to teach the many life lessons from swimming for the big picture of their lives, not a better streamline or faster turns—that’s the coach’s job.
Der englische Originalartikel ist von: Elizabeth Wickham In einem Büchlein, voll mit guten Ratschlägen, mit dem Titel “11 Habits of…