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Extract from Raising Talent by Tim Goodenough and Michael Cooper

Raising TalentPenguin have published an extract from Raising Talent: How to Fast-track Potential into Performance by Tim Goodenough and Michael Cooper on their website.

In this extract the authors talk about the importance of parent’s involvement in developing their children’s potential:

The world of sport and high performance is becoming more and more competitive and the age of champions and world class performers is in general becoming younger and younger. Today’s parents and coaches of talented youngsters are in a very challenging position. They know they need to do something if they want their child to reach his or her full potential, for their child to be the next Tiger Woods or Serena Williams. Even if they want their child just to achieve what Mom or Dad couldn’t or didn’t have the opportunity to, they are not sure what to do to enable him or her to do so – and if they are sure, many are not aware of the pitfalls of their particular strategy until it’s too late. Parents intuitively know that they need something to develop their child’s potential, and oftentimes LOTS of something.

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