Performance Parenting - Shifting perspective through disruption

October 23rd - 6:00 - 7:30PM at York School Cafeteria

For the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, P&G released it’s famous “Thanks Mom” commercial. It was a powerful campaign that closed with the message: “Thank you for teaching us that falling only makes us stronger.” What else it showed, was that behind every determined athlete there is a positive support team spurring them on with grit and love. Is your child that athlete? As a parent, what is your role?

Join us on October 23 for a powerful evening of discussion led by three master coaches and thought leaders as they tackle performance parenting in 2018. This will involve 3X20minute presentations followed by a panel discussion + Q&A.

Talk 1 - Discover your role in defining your child’s experience in school.

‘There is no try, only do’ - Yoda.

There has been a great deal of research, and much more written on how one’s attitude affects how we look at successes and failures through the arc of a students’ academic progress. We realize that it is important to explore the mechanisms through which this attitude is formed. By understanding the mechanism, it’s possible to create an experience characterized by emotional fulfillment. One’s approach to life affects how one looks at their own ‘narrative’.

The talk will be lead by Johnny Cassels, founder of Cassels Tutoring - a UCC old boy and McGill graduate - who focusses both on helping students understand challenging curriculum material and also how they can be accountable to themselves. A parent plays a large role in developing a positive can-do attitude.

Talk 2 - You are not what you do

How to use Mindfulness to detach from identity and find value within yourself and those around

you. The answer to everything is love - when we are constantly seeking love from others, this can leave one feeling empty. When we give the same love to ourselves, this is fulfilment. Learn how to detach from your identity and the reliance of external validation.

Vince Luciani is the founder of The Legacy Coaching: Mindful Mental Training - he is a former CFL and NCAA Football coach who now guides people to discover who they are beyond what they do.

Talk 3 - Do you want your child to be a champion? Does your child want to be a champion?

Well, that process starts with you... Children don’t listen, they watch. They observe everything you do. Discover the possibility that exists when you as a parent put into action and lead with the mindset, behaviour and character you expect from your child.

Martin Reader is a 2012 Olympian, award winning fitness trainer and speaker specializing in human performance. Martin is the creator of OFFBALL Athlete which mentors and educates athletes around the world on body, mind and life.

Interested on how best you can help channel the best in your child? RSVP below and bring a guest who would be interested!