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Building Self-Esteem Through Sports

July 7, 2014
Originally Published July 2014
by Roxanne Buchholz, Studio Creative Team Manager

Many parents enroll their children in sports to build their child’s self-esteem – but to help your child get the most out of their sport, you need to be actively involved both on and off the field.

Did you know that when we take the time to elevate a memory, documenting it on a scrap page or in a storybook, to write down the words of that experience, we validate their importance as we cherish the memory over and over? The interactions kids have with teammates, coaches, officials, and parents shape how kids feel about themselves, so why not take the time to reinforce those special sports memories and important life lessons in one of the hundreds of sports-themed templates available through Heritage Makers.

Below are two of the newly-released sports collections from Roxanne Buchholz, our Studio Creative Team Manager. Roxanne has created complete collections for over 20 different sports, so be sure to look for your favorite sport in the Template Gallery or refer to our handy Sports Template Sampler chart:

The “Baseball Game Day” template collection features grunge-style projects for your player and his teammates, as well as wonderful thank you gifts for the coach.

“Baseball Game Day” 4 x 6 Invitation, template 123116; Love Mug, template 123110; 11 x 14 Print, template 123111; 12 x 12 Wrapped Canvas, template 123112; and 8 x 8 Storybook, template 122381

Please note that the baseball templates seen above can easily be customized to fit a different sport, using the very versatile “Go Team” digital art collections from which this multi-sport “Game Day” 3 x 9 Notepad Set, template 122297, was inspired.

If your daughter loves gymnastics, tumbling, or dance class, then this “Perfect 10 Gymnastics” template collection is just for you. Motivational in nature, the projects pair inspirational word art with famous gymnast quotes to give your daughter that extra burst of self-confidence that she can carry with her in her sport as well as in life. A few of our best-loved products from the collection are shown here.

“Perfect 10 Gymnastics” 8 x 8 Wrapped Canvas, template 123392; 16 x 20 Wrapped Canvas, template 123388; 8 x 8 Storybook, template 123395; 15.5 x 11 Bracket Metal Print, template 123387; Love Mug, template 123394; and Brag Bag, template 123390

As with most aspects of parenting, being actively involved and talking with your children about their life is very important. Being proud of accomplishments, sharing in wins and defeats, and talking to them about what has happened, helps them develop skills for a successful and happy life.

Get started today by building your child’s self-esteem with one of our 8 x 8 sports storybooks, which are the featured Product of the Month, saving you an additional 10% off at check-out. This precious time invested in your child’s development is something that you won’t want to miss!