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Nov 20, 2020
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the art of mental training by DC Gonzales
Short super easy read even for a 12 year old.

Good suggestion.

Mentally Tough Teens was a book I had DD read as a first year 12u. Easy read and helped her with pitching.

While OP's DD is too young to read it (due to length and more in-depth material) .....I'd really encourage the OP to read Mind Gym. It covers positive thinking and how to prepare mentally. There's a lot that applies to everyday life...not just sports. And by reading it there are tools that you can use to help your DD as she grows.
 
Nov 26, 2010
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113
Michigan
This can have different roots. Some kids are
So inner driven to be 100% that 95% is a failure. And any error makes them upset
Other kids want to make their parents proud/happy that any error makes them feel like they let down mom or dad.
Other kids it’s the coach/ team they want acceptance from.
What drives your child to be perfect. Until you know it will be hard to help.
 
Sep 21, 2017
203
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PA
Good suggestion.

Mentally Tough Teens was a book I had DD read as a first year 12u. Easy read and helped her with pitching.

While OP's DD is too young to read it (due to length and more in-depth material) .....I'd really encourage the OP to read Mind Gym. It covers positive thinking and how to prepare mentally. There's a lot that applies to everyday life...not just sports. And by reading it there are tools that you can use to help your DD as she grows.

I suggest Mentally Tough Teens to everyone who asks. Justin is great. It can be tough to find, so I randomly search for it on Amazon and pick up a new copy when I can.
 

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