How do you deal with it? Do you support em like crazy, just let em get on with it, push them at all? How do you not act crazy? My seven year old daughter loves pink and unicorns, she is also a natural at sport. She's just turned 7 but wears 8-10 clothes, can swing from one hand, deadlifted over her bodyweight on first try etc etc. She ain't just tall but she's coordinated. Also she has literally the best mentality for high achievement, she's her own worst critic, high level of conscientiousness. She played a game today and scored the winning goal, she was instrumental in her teams defences too. She didn't tell me this, when she got into the car she was telling me how she made some good tackles and closed people off but could have done much more. The coach told me, stopped us driving off to wax lyrical about her. Usually I try and watch her play, but both her mum and I had work commitments beyond normal today. My inclination is to hold back and try and put the brakes on for her a little. She's so hard on herself I reckon she needs wild love and support with no pressure from us. After her first try surfing, a lesson, she cried that she kept falling off, this was after catching every single wave and riding a few right into shore. I had to explain at length that she rode more waves in that hour than I, a surfer had ridden in several months. Edit forgot to say, I was not a sporty kid and parents hated sport. I have no playbook. Just wondering if anyone has some tips re ones kids in sports, or maybe a story about it.