Conversations With Kids: Comfort Zones

Conversations with Kids - Week 9

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

When did you last step out of your comfort zone?

Conversations with kids comfort zones


  • Challenging yourself

  • Overcoming fears

Directions for Parents:

Your comfort zone is the space in your head where you feel safe.  A place that doesn’t stretch you beyond what you think you can do.  Challenging yourself is important for growing and learning.  Yet we all have a threshold for being uncomfortable.  How high that threshold is varies from child to child.  The higher your threshold, the more comfortable you are with being uncomfortable.  As a parent, feel free to tell your children what makes you feel comfortable and what stretches you.

Ideas for Kids:

  1. What places, situations and environments are you comfortable or nice and cosy?
  2. Do you recognise different situations or events that push you, they are the zones where good stuff eventually happens. (Eg, trials, performing, doing extra training, asking questions, homework, lifting weights)?
  3. When you do push yourself, what emotions do you feel, what do you visualise and what do you say to yourself.

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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