TIPS FOR THE MASTER PARENT - OR HOW TO WISELY SUPPORT A YOUNG DANCER
I. Let your child have fun with dance. Support your child in setting challenging tasks, but not beyond his strength. Help him develop his dance skills according to his natural rhythm and aptitude.
II.Treat tournaments as entertainment and an opportunity to spend time together and get to know your child better. Regardless of the outcome, always support your child and his/her team. Sincerely enjoy your child's success. In case of failure, console them and help them find the positive aspects in every situation.
III. Each of us strives for mastery and perfection in our passion. Hardwork, perseverance, conscientiousness are beautiful qualities that our young dancer can develop during regular training. However, let's be careful to place more importance on the path itself and the broader development than on one-off wins at competitions.
IV. Let the trainer do his job. It is the trainer who knows what tasks he or she sets for his or her dancers and what exercises and assumptions they are to carry out. This is especially important in group choreographies, where the final success is determined by the work of the group, not an individual dancer. If you have doubts about the coach's work, talk to him in private and ask him to clarify ambiguities.
V. Remember that the child needs a parent and a coach, ate two functions are for the development of the child and equally important. Do not try to be a coach for your child. He/she needs from you first of all support and acceptance. We will try to provide him with a challenging training.
VI. During the competition, remain a spectator. During demonstrations and competitions, each child has certain tasks set by the coach to complete. Allow the young athlete to take responsibility for his or her performance. Loud remarks made during training and competitions, especially if they contradict the coach's instructions, can distract the child. Such a situation makes one question who to listen to - the coach or the parent? During the show, there is no time to resolve this conflict. Make positive remarks in the forum, try to solve problems in private.
VII. Periodically check your child's health with a sports doctor or orthopedist. Don't ignore your child's information about feeling unwell.
VIII. Parent and coach play on the same team. Remember that you are the authority for your child and co-create the image of his world. Balance every opinion about the coach, referees, co-partners, other players, parents' friends and, ultimately, yourself. Develop in your child respect for himself and other people. Look favorably on your child's teammates, don't look at them through the prism of your perceptions, not always right. Don't judge - appreciate.
IX. Love the dance. Remember that even a young child has the right to his own emotions and choices.