Although the importance of promoting positive parental behaviours in youth sport is widely acknowledged, there has been a lack of research in this area which has focused on listening to children’s voices.
In order to address this gap, Brunel University has interviewed a group of young athletes about their perceptions on promoting positive parental behaviour in sport. The findings are represented through the executive summary.
Author: Dr Daniel Rhind, Charlotte Murphy and Sam Giles - Brunel University
Published: October 2013
- parents understanding of the sport
- following the performance process
- emphasising development
- parents understanding of the importance of sport
- having clear boundaries
For more on this subject, see our guidance on promoting positive parental behaviour and links to other research papers on our Parents in sport topic pages.