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Positive Sports Parenting: How Second-Goal Parents Raise Winners in Life Through Sports Perfect Paperback – December 1, 2008
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Positive Sports Parenting should be required reading for every parent of a child interested in sports. Youth sports can truly bring a family closer together, or, conversely, can drive a major wedge between parent(s) and child. This book is a great tool to help both create that closer bond, and also to prevent any negative wedge. It is easily digested, very explanatory, and a great resource for parents of children in sports. --Jon Butler, Executive Director Pop Warner Little Scholars, Inc./Pop Warner Football
After more than a decade of success and national acclaim, Jim Thompson left his position as Director of Stanford Business School's Public Management Program in 1998 to follow his heart and found the Positive Coaching Alliance. Since that time, Jim's dedicated leadership has fueled one of the most important organizations in sport. His latest book, "Positive Sports Parenting", is the most valuable and concise resource for parents of young athletes that I've read. The book is focused on the fundamental responsibility of parents to created maintain a positive youth sports culture, and it offers invaluable guidance and perspective to help us assure that our children's youth sports experiences provide far more than simple participation. Jim humbly admits in Chapter 9 that he didn't enjoy his children's youth sports experiences as much as he could have, but this book and the work of the organization he founded, will continue to enable countless parents to avoid that regret. --Steve Stenersen, President & CEO US Lacrosse
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I thought I was being the most supportive parent possible but within 15 pages into this book it really opened my eyes as to a much better way.
Now my kid and our whole household is much less stressed before and particularly after games.
The insight and lessons inside are very valuable to provided a rewarding experience for your child.
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In Positive Sports Parenting, Jim Thompson encourages parents to become "Second-Goal" parents. Read morePublished on March 3, 2014 by J4Life5