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Encouraging Your Child to Stick with Fencing

Encouraging Your Child to Stick with Fencin

Kids can be tough to figure out. One minute they’re super excited about something, and the next they’re completely over it! Fencing is a big commitment for a family, and it’s one that we really want to see our children succeed at. How can you encourage your child to stick with fencing?

Just as with most things in life, it’s better to act in a proactive way. Encouraging your child in positive ways all along the way will help you from getting to a moment of crisis. Here are some strategies to help you and your family make it work.

23 Tips to Help Your Child Get the Most Out of Fencing

Get the Most Out of Fencing stick to fencingTwenty-three tips for parents to get the most out of fencing and foster a positive relationship with fencing for their child:

More than Swordfighting: Find a Fencing Club with a Supportive Environment

Find a Fencing Club with a Supportive Environment

“A break from fencing bouts”

So many times people think that fencing is just about hitting each other with swords – it’s really and truly not. In order to be of real help and use to children in terms of their long growth and development, it’s essential that you find a fencing club with a supportive environment and solid, whole child coaching.

When you’re exploring fencing clubs to enroll your child in, there are some things that you need to look for to ensure that you’re going to get the kind of outcome that you want.  Most of these things you’ll be able to see right as you walk in the door, after just observing the club for a lesson.

99 Ways to Encourage Your Young Fencer – Tips from a Fencing Mom

Encourage Your Young FencerSo often we find it difficult to even find the words to say to help our children to feel good about themselves, especially those high achievers who put so much effort into everything that they do and who you find yourself being proud of so much of the time. Parents  struggle sometimes to come up with what we need to say when our kids do great things, particularly those everyday great things. Usually we end up just saying the same old things – “Good Job!” or “I’m Proud of You!”. While these are certainly good things to say, you’ll find that the more specific you are and the more able you are to talk about WHY you think they’re great, the better.

Here are 99 (yes ninety-nine!) ways that you can encourage your young fencer! We’ve broken them out to give you some ideas about when to say them too, just in case you needed some more inspiration. Have fun!

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