Conversations With Kids: Bravery

Conversations with Kids - Week 13

For parents and guardians where we give you prompts so that you can have more meaningful conversations with your children to help them build key characteristics such as mental toughness, resilience, confidence, creativity, focus and so on.  

A Question for your Kids

What animal do you see when you think about “being brave”?

Conversations with kids bravery


  • Bravery

  • Imagination

Directions for Parents:

Share what animal you see in your mind when you think about being brave. Talk about why that is, situations the animal is likely to come across from hunting for food, defending itself and its family or standing up for what it wants. Then liken that to your life and your child’s life and sport. You may want to ask questions about the costs and benefits of being brave in different situations.

Ideas for Kids:

  1. What other words do you think of when you think about your animal?
  2. What other animals do you consider as brave too – think about small, vulnerable animals comparing them to larger strong animals?
  3. When have you been brave this week?

If you would like to share your experiences as a sports parent or get insights regarding kids sport psychology, you may also wish to join David in The Sport Psychology Hub.

David Charlton Sports Psychologist

Best Wishes 

David Charlton

Online Sports Psychologist for Kids who supports many youngsters and sports parents so that they have more fun and get the most from their talent across the globe from USA/Canada to Great Britain and Ireland to UAE, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand, using ONLINE Video Conferencing.    

Managing Director – Inspiring Sporting Excellence

Host of Demystifying Mental Toughness Podcast

Founder of The Sports Psychology Hub.  

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