350 Lafayette Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Education Series – Free admission
Raising Champions: A parent’s role in their child’s success
We love our kids. We love winning. And we really love it when our kids win. But sometimes our desire to help and protect them backfires, and we can do more harm than good. During this insightful and fun workshop, Mary Free Bed sport psychologist Dr. Eddie O’Connor will share what sport science says about raising resilient child-athletes.
Here’s what you’ll learn:
• Manage expectations, from playing time to not making the team
• Three biggest mistakes sport parents make and how to correct them
• What to say to your kids before and after competitions
• How to instill confidence and remove barriers to success
About the presenter:
Edmund A. O’Connor, Jr., PhD, is the sports psychologist for Mary Free Bed’s Performance Excellence Center and a certified consultant and fellow for the Association for Applied Sport Psychology. He is a member of the United States Olympic Committee Sport Psychology and Mental Training Registry.
Dr. O’Connor received his PhD in clinical psychology from Illinois Institute of Technology and completed a post-doctoral fellowship with the Pain & Rehabilitation Clinic of Chicago.
Dr. O’Connor joined the staff in 2000.