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A conversation with Andrew Guy

11:42:00 28.11.2021 posted by admin at 11:42:00 28.11.2021
In this episode of the Working with Parents in Sport podcast, Andrew Guy and Gordon MacLelland discuss sports parenting, the ups and downs of the journey and Andrews shares his own experiences as a parent to his two sons including GB and Olympic swimmer James. During the conversation they discuss amongst other things:

 

  • The importance of protecting family time
  • Life in lockdown and the cancellation of the Olympics
  • Ensuring our children try a variety of sports at a younger age
  • Preparing yourself for your role and the amount of support you will need to give
  • Using the sporting journey to equip your children with a wide range of life skills
  • A difficult three years (including plenty of tears) and how they got through it
  • Being prepared to adjust your parental support at different stages of the journey
  • The importance of support from the wider family network
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