“Having a child is like watching your heart walk around outside your body”
This sums up how much parents love their children and how badly they want to see them safe and happy. So why do we keep acting like they are the enemy?
Parents can be our greatest allies in the education and growth of their children if we approach them with a different perspective. Gordon MacLelland of Working With Parents in Sports dives into the code with us this week to unlock the best ways to engage parents.
<unlock> Parent Engagement…
Gordon MacLelland set up ‘Working with Parents in Sport’ after 20 years as a teacher and as a coach to all age levels from 7 year olds to Adults.
He has a BA/Hons degree in Sports Science from University College Chester and a PGCE from Lancaster University.
He is a qualified teacher and has been Director of Sport at an independent prep school in the UK for the last 10 years. He has worked in schools in both the UK and New Zealand for the last 16 years.
He is the author of two books, ‘Parenting in Football’ and the ‘Sporting Do’s and Don’ts- A pocket guide for parents of children in sport.’
In recent times he has become a parent to two children and the early sporting experiences of his children prompted him to set up the company as well as write the two books above.
When he speaks he brings a wealth of experience to working with parents gathered through 20 years as a teacher and coach as well as a parent currently involved in children’s sport.
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