Conversations With Kids: Habits

Conversations with Kids - Week 16

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

How often do you brush your teeth?

Conversations with kids habits

This week in our “Conversations with Kids” email we look at habit’s. It’s often said doing the boring things well, on a consistent basis, leads to success as this quote by James Clear suggests: “You do not rise to the level of your goals. You fall to the level of your systems.”


  • Ambitions
  • Habits

Directions for Parents

The NHS advise that you should brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste twice a day for about 2 minutes to help keep your teeth and mouth healthy.  To avoid plaque build up and then possible gum disease and tooth decay.  So it’s fair to say brushing your teeth is a good habit! 

In your sport, what are your long term goals? What daily habits do you need to commit too, to reach these goals? Chat about what things are positive practice or training habits.  And do these habits help you feel more confident or anxious before you compete.

Ideas for Kids

  1. Do the best athletes have small consistent habits that they commit to? What are they? Discuss the pros and cons of these habits.
  2. What do you consider your worst habit to be? Describe it in detail and when it shows up. 
  3. What are the 3 most important things that you can start to do today to make your dreams reality? 

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

Author of Conversations for Kids  

With over a decades’ experience supporting athletes, coaches, parents and teams to transfer their skills from training to competitive situations, under pressure.

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