How do we talk with our kids about sports and what difference does it make?
In Gold Medal Children, husband and wife duo, Mr. Smith (MBA, former professional football quarterback), and Mrs. Smith (Nationally Licensed Speech and Language Pathologist with a certificate in Discrete Trial Training Behavior Modification), tell you Mr. Smith’s inspiring sports testimony of how, through a series of conversations with his parents and a family friend, he went from a below-average performer, to one of the most sought-after college football prospects in the country.
But just when it seemed his road to the NFL was paved, his college career ended in failure. The conversations, however, never ceased, and through it all, Mr. Smith found these conversations had taught him 12 strategies for success in life...not sports. Sports had merely served as a way to practice these strategies.
“In hindsight, the conversations were the key”, says Mr. Smith. Mrs. Smith agrees: “Our children will not figure out these strategies on their own. They need to be communicated, repeatedly, throughout a child’s sports experience.”
The culmination of Mr. Smith’s uplifting sports story, Mrs. Smith’s clinical communication expertise with children, and both of their faith, experience as long-time business owners, and parents of four kids, this is a must-listen for parents of young children.
You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll be inspired to have life-changing conversations with your kids.
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- Jamie Timko
This book is exactly what I needed
My daughter competes in solo competitions and team competitions. She competes against her own teammates. As a mom, of course I want my daughter to win, but her character and long-term growth as a person is so much more important. We are seeing other families encourage winning as the most important thing- it hurts to watch. I needed a little extra help with how to deal with it when walking my daughter through it, as well as how to deal with others. This book definitely helped me put things in perspective in my own mind as well walk my child through this season of life.