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Episode 19: Returning to sport

Episode 19: Returning to sport

Update: 2020-06-26


We’ve all heard the old adage, “it’s not whether you win or lose, it’s how you play the game.” It’s true that children learn a lot more than physical skills when they are involved in sport… from setting personal goals to dealing with disappointment and being part of a team. Sport can be such an important part of children’s lives, and many have been missing it as sporting clubs and events have been put on hold during the pandemic. Today we have parenting and family psychology expert, Professor Matt Sanders, and Olympic and World Championship medal-winning coach and sports psychology and elite coaching researcher, Professor Cliff Mallett, here to share some great tips for returning to sport and helping children and families get the most out of it.Professor Matt Sanders is ready to answer your questions on the Parenting in a Pandemic podcast. Record your questions on your smartphone voice memo app and email them to You can ask for advice, parenting tips or share concerns about your children's behaviour.To assist us in evaluating the helpfulness of the Parenting in a Pandemic podcast series, please visit and follow the link to the research survey. The outcomes will be used to inform the development of future podcasts and improve the ways parenting support is provided to families.Resources:








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Episode 19: Returning to sport

Episode 19: Returning to sport

Parenting in a Pandemic