Are you coach or referee at home?

Do you find you are playing referee a lot in your child’s life?  

  • Blowing the whistle.
  • Yellow carding the extreme behaviours?
  • Red carding the worse behaviours?  

Are you constantly making a call on tussles:

  • Penalising and awarding penalties?  
  • Are you sure that your call is accurate and fair?
  • Did you have all the information to make the call?
  • Is making a call is the right thing to do?  

Being a referee is an incredibly stressful vocation. 

A ref is the official who watches a game (the game of our children’s lives perhaps) closely to ensure that the rules are adhered to and to arbitrate on matters arising from the play.

What we are suggesting is that we switch from referee to coach. 

Sports coaching can be defined as the process of motivating, guiding and training an individual in preparation for something. If we grow this definition to include that of life coaches then …

  • Coaches assist in the setting and...
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