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Published:March 14th, 2010 21:05 EST
Judyth Piazza chats with Dr. Gregg Steinberg, professor of sport psychology, and author of 'Flying Lessons'

Judyth Piazza chats with Dr. Gregg Steinberg, professor of sport psychology, and author of 'Flying Lessons'

By Judyth Piazza CEO (Editor)

Gregg Steinberg, PhD, is an associate professor of sport psychology at Austin Peay State University. He is ranked by Golf Digest as one of the greatest masterminds of the game.

As a practitioner and internationally known speaker in this field, he is a frequent contributor to Fox News, CNN Headline News, and the Golf Channel.

He is the author of MentalRules for Golf, as well as the associate editor for the Journal of Sport Behavior.

Dr. Steinberg is the head sport psychologist for the United States Golf Teacher Federation and has consulted with many college teams and professional athletes on the mental game.  


Flying Lessons: 122 strategies to equip your child to soar into life with competence and confidence"

By Dr. Gregg Steinberg

6 Key Emotional Strengths for Success

For parents to raise successful and high achieving children, they will to need to teach emotional fitness. Emotional fitness allows children to be resilient, overcome fears, and have balance on their journey in life. The following are 6 key emotional strengths to help develop emotional fitness in your child:

1)      Emotional Awareness: Parents should be aware of which emotions in their children allow them to perform their best as well as their worst. With that knowledge, they can guide them down the right path.

2)      Emotional Preparedness:  Parents need to teach their children to plan for the best but prepare for the worst. When children are emotionally prepared, they are confident.

3)      Emotional Connectedness:  Children are continually practicing being distracted with all their gadgets. Parents should teach their children how to be engaged in the process as well as the moment. Once we are fully engaged, life gets that much sweeter

4)      Emotional Bravado: Parents should teach their children how to face their fears head on as well as how to allow their fears to help motivate them.

5)      Emotional Drive: Success takes action and action takes boundless energy. Parents must teach their children how to power on toward excellence.

6)     Emotional Balance: Too many activities can through children out of sync with their emotions. Having balance will give children the necessary comfort and peace of mind needed to respond to a stressful world.