Most often than not, when a mother speaks through her heart it would lead to something that makes a child her/his inspiration for success.
When my daughter was struggling to beat her time, I spoke to her then she amazingly swim as fast as she was like gathering all her strength to make it that time.
I realized that when kids need a total uplifting, you just have to talk to them, and they will do their best to make it. A voice of a Mom can do miracles to their kids. No matter how depressing the situation is, they can find a way for it. When the parents have a total support for their kids skills and talents, when they boost them up, kids can go father beyond your expectations. So when you feel like, your kids are struggling academically or in sports they are joining just talk to them, inspire them and they would soar high, even more!