Judy Murray – pushy parent or encouraging Mum?
Posted by: Sue Atkins
I’ve been invited to chat on LBC Radio this morning about Judy Murray – Andy Murray’s Mum discussing whether she is a pushy Mum.
I’ve met my share of Pushy Parents as a former Deputy Head in a Prep School but there’s a line I think between encouraging your child to fulfill their true potential and living out your own frustrations about what you didn’t achieve or have as a child yourself.
I’ve coached many an adult who wants to change career because they went into it because ” It was expected of me….”
I have always encouraged my own kids in their hobbies, interests and talents and hopefully that is a more fulfilling route to go – but what do you think?
ps I’m a very passionate and excitable person so I’d be like Judy jumping about and making lots of noise from the side-lines if my son was playing at Wimbledon too ! 🙂