Quick background: my daughter, who is 14, has played competitive soccer for 6 years as a goalkeeper. Next year brings a new coach and a new level as the girls enter high school age and a more competitive league. Her new coach told my husband and I she needs to get fitter. She is not overweight, but definitely has more girth than some of the other players and she does struggle when her team does long distance running. She gets it...and is actually looking forward to kicking it up a notch.
My question is: how do I NOT perpetuate my own past "issues" on to my kid! I admit to an ED past (lonnng time ago)and being a bit obsessive. I don't want to obsess on her! And how do I keep this as healthy as possible for her mentally!!! We are going to have one of her former coaches (who is a trainer & physical therapist and "gets" the whole girl thing) put together a program for her to follow, but I am honestly a bit anxious over the whole thing! I know it's MY issues that are popping up in my head and not hers. She is more confident & self-assured at her age and I EVER was. I know I need to calm down, but some words from those w/ daughters would be helpful!
Thanks for reading!
Thread: To Those w/ Teenage Daughters