I was very excited to speak to Tanith as she’s been very vocal about her weight and body image issues. I asked Tanith what advice would she share with moms of children athletes who might be concerned about their child’s current or future focus on body image. We can all learn from Tanith.
You’ve seen him on the podium adorned with gold, silver and bronze. But did you Chad Hedrick’s daughter took her first steps during the Olympic Winter Games and he plans to use his website as an online family diary?
In between competitions I’ve been able to spend time with Olympic moms as they’ve dined or just hung out watching Team USA compete. They have some great advice to share with the parents of aspiring Olympic athletes and just any competitive sports kids.
I’ve heard about the fun subculture of pin trading at Disney World. But, now that I’m at perhaps one of the greatest global get-togethers, the Olympic Winter Games, it makes sense that pin trading is the language visitors use to meet others from around the world and have fun. In fact, pin trading enthusiasts call each other pinheads. Love it!
So you have a daughter competing in the Olympics tonight, like Jody Flatt does, what do you do to help her from cracking under the pressure of tens of millions of eyeballs watching her every lutz jump?