Elizabeth Wickham

10 Things Parents Can and Cannot Control

At some point, we need to step back a bit and let our kids take control of their lives, while hovering a few feet away, hoping it all works out.

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Should Parents Talk About Performance?

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.

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3 Gründe, warum Schwimmer-Eltern glücklich und positiv sind

Der englische Originalartikel ist von: Elizabeth Wickham In einem Büchlein, voll mit guten Ratschlägen, mit dem Titel “11 Habits of…

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10 Things I Learned from Swim Moms

was so fortunate to have amazing swim moms on my children’s team when I was a newbie. They took me under their wings and taught me the ropes around the pool. Here are 10 things about swimming that I learned from swim moms.

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Ask Swim Mom: Why Isn’t My Child Dropping Time?

Our daughter likes the new team because many of her friends from school are on it, but at the same time she is frustrated and disappointed with not achieving her goals.

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Swim Mom: Six Reasons Why Swimming is a Great Family Sport

If you’re looking for something active and fun to do together as a family there are many choices like running, skiing, hiking, golf, tennis, and yes, swimming. Kids naturally love to be in the pool and it makes us old folks feel good, too.

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3 Reasons Why Swim Parents Are Happy and Positive

In a thin book, thick with advice, called 11 Habits of Happy and Positive Sports Parents, sports parenting expert Janis B. Meredith explores why some parents sit in the stands happy while others are negative and complaining. Here are three of my favorite habits from her list of 11 habits of happy sports parents.

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A Swim Mom’s Memory of the First Meet

My son missed his first event and the official in white scratched him out of his only other one. Then he was lectured by the meet administrator. “Wow. This is harsh! Not at all like T-Ball,” I thought.

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Swim Mom: Can Perseverance and Grit Be Taught?

Two outstanding traits of swimmers are perseverance and grit. We hear those words tossed around the pool deck, but what exactly do they mean and is it possible to help our kids gain those traits?

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6 Hinweise für Schwimmer-Eltern, warum ihre Kinder aufgeben

Die Amerikanerin Elizabeth Wickham ist eine richtige “Schwimmer-Mutter”: 14 Jahre lang hat sie als Freiwillige im Schwimmverein ihrer Kinder mitgeholfen,…

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6 Tipps für Schwimmer-Eltern wenn ihr Kind sagt: “Ich hab kein Leben”

Die Amerikanerin Elizabeth Wickham ist eine richtige “Schwimmer-Mutter”: 14 Jahre lang hat sie als Freiwillige im Schwimmverein ihrer Kinder mitgeholfen,…

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Confessions of a Helicopter Mom: Learn from Mistakes

Parenting has taught me I am far from perfect. There are so many new emotional situations thrown at us with no instruction manual. Hopefully, we learn from our mistakes and won’t keep repeating the same ones over and over.

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Elf Hinweise darauf, dass ihr Helikopter Schwimmer-Eltern seid

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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5 Ways Parents Can Help Handle Conflicts

Here are five tips to use at the pool and in other areas of your life with coaches, teachers and other parents.

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From Swim Mom to Scilly Swimmer

How did one of my fellow Southern California swim moms find herself 35 miles off the coast of Cornwall, UK, swimming 15K and walking 10K through the Isles of Scilly?

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