Eira from High Performance Parenting came to talk to a group of prospective parents about the sporting transition from prep school to senior school and how parents could support their children with their aims, ambitions and at times, disappointments.
We had a tremendous amount of positive feedback, with parents being really appreciative of Eira's clear narrative and we will definitely be involving HPP in our programme next year.
This was one of the most comprehensive, practical and thoughtful talks I have ever attended.
Eira clearly understands from a parent, coach and athlete perspective the dos and don'ts in the challenging arena. Her insights and reflections were easy to understand and her sharing of experience appreciated.
It was an excellent guide to being a supportive, not pushy parent. I have never come across anything similar and it was equally relevant to all the sports my children undertake - football, rugby, diving, swimming, cricket and rowing.
I came along thinking it wasn't entirely necessary to attend, I came out having learnt a lot and feel more equipped for the task as a parent.
It was so helpful to discuss the many areas of uncertainty which unravel and trip us up as we dash about trying to do our best for our kids. If we can implement even some of these strategies, our hectic schedules will become a little more manageable, we will be able to support our kids more effectively and everyone will feel happier and more in control.
I contacted Eira just prior to my daughter attending selection trials for some advice on how to best support her. I can honestly say that the advice Eira gave on how to approach the process of trialling and diet was invaluable and was definitely a big factor in what turned out to be a successful weekend. I wish I had contacted her earlier in my daughter’s sports career and am extremely grateful to her for taking the time to help. She certainly knows her stuff!
High Performance Parenting provided in-depth knowledge, insight and experience into various topics relating to maximising performance and well-being for both parents and students. Parents often trust teachers, coaches and leaders to assist their son/daughter in making important life choices and decisions surrounding sport, mainly because of a lack of knowledge, so our course was designed to help parents make informed life decisions with their son/daughter.
Access to topics such as nutrition, hydration and avoiding injury has developed over recent years for young athletes but there is still a lack of understanding around elite athlete conduct. Our student course hit the nail on the head in terms of providing our aspiring hockey players with an insight into the amount of time and effort spent by elite athletes on the finer details of preparation.