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What about this as a code of conduct for parents - I firmly believe that we as a group can make a difference in the sport of gymnastics and can stand out in our behaviour within circles of parents of a people that take part in a particular sport. 1.Parents must appreciate their children's involvement in doing gymnastics should be primarily for their children's own personal enjoyment. 2.Parents must respect the rights, dignity and worth of each and every person and treat equally within the context of the sport. Praise positive aspects and avoid becoming frustrated or ridiculing young gymnasts by focusing on their failings. 3.Parents must place the well-being and safety of each gymnast above all other considerations, including the development of performance. 4.Parents must adhere to all guidelines laid down within the constitution and the rules of the FIG and rules of the gym they have chosen to train their child. 5.Parents must develop an appropriate supportive relationship with both the coach and their child based on mutual trust and respect. 6.Parents must not exert undue influence to obtain personal benefit or reward. 7.Parents must encourage and guide gymnasts to accept responsibility for their own behaviour and performance. 8.Parents should at the outset and where appropriate seek clarification with the coach, exactly what is expected of them and their gymnast and also what they are entitled to expect from the coach. 9.Parents must co-operate fully with specialists (e.g. other coaches, officials, sports scientists, doctors, physiotherapists) in their own interest. 10.Parents must always promote the positive aspects of the sport (e.g. fair play) and never condone violations of the laws of gymnastics, behaviour contrary to the spirit of the rules and regulations or the use of prohibited substances or techniques. 11.Parents must consistently display high standards of behaviour. 12.Parents must emphasise the importance of striving to win, not winning itself. Praise effort and performance more that results. Please feel free to add or comment on any of the items above.
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