Baseball legends from all across the country prepare to make their way to Cooperstown this weekend to celebrate the induction of the Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2016. With tons of activities and happenings going on including The Hometown All Stars booth at The Cooperstown Bat Company, it’s a great opportunity for your little all-stars to witness history, and become inspired…especially if they dream of one day making it into the Hall of Fame, too.

To the average dreamer, a vision such as this may seem far fetched, but with the right foundation, skills, and preparation, it is possible. Sure this might require going the extra mile, practicing a bit more, and maintaining a strict routine, but children can do anything they set their minds, and hearts to…the possibilities are endless. Just take a look at baseball greats and 2016 inductees Mike Piazza and Ken Griffey Jr, it took hard work and perseverance, and a will to push past the limit.

In most cases, parents can see their child’s potential before they can. Sometimes, all your child needs is a little push. Here are a few ways to help your children be the best they can be.

Provide new challenges and opportunities.

It’s easy to lose sight of your goals when roadblocks get in the way, but believe it or not, welcoming challenges is a good thing. Unless your child is the next great phenomenon, they are likely to come across some challenging obstacles along the way. Parents, when you encourage your children to do their best, it helps them learn the value of hard work.

Recognize their efforts.

Who doesn’t like a pat on the back for a job well done? We couldn’t find one person either. When you give a child the praise and recognition they deserve, not only does this help boost their confidence and self-esteem, but they are more likely to continue trying because they want your approval.

Support your child’s dreams.

Be supportive of your child’s dreams, even if they don’t align with your own. By doing so, you’re telling your child that you’re willing to help them achieve their goals. Without support, your child is likely to give up faster, thus never reaching his or her max potential.

Set goals and teach the importance of commitment.

Commitment isn’t something you’re born with, rather a trait that is developed. In order to succeed in anything, you must first be committed to the end goal, despite the process and the many challenges that come with. Encourage your child to see it all the way through and to not quit when things get hard.

Stop by The Hometown All Stars Booth in front of the Cooperstown Bat Company during the Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Weekend 2016! #HOFWKND

Cooperstown Bat Company

118 Main St, Cooperstown, NY 13326


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