Don’t “Should” On Your Kids: Build Their Mental Toughness Kindle Edition
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"Read this book and I'll send you a participation trophy." -- John Brubaker, Award-Winning Author, Coach & Parent
"Just like in The Hinge, this book provides both parents and coaches with simple, actionable steps to help their athletes develop mental toughness. I highly recommend it." -- John O'Sullivan, Author of Changing The Game.
Don't Should on Your Kids includes many practical thoughts for parents including one of my favorites, "Great parents ask their kid, 'How was your day?' not just 'How was your practice?'" -- Jim Thompson, Positive Coaching Alliance Founder --This text refers to the paperback edition.
From the Author
- ASIN : B01845O4PE
- Publisher : DRB Press (November 30, 2015)
- Publication date : November 30, 2015
- Language : English
- File size : 2257 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 154 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #320,513 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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This book is for all coaches and parents, but especially those of you like me who try to do both. The book teaches the simple truth that it is all about the kids, period.
I've never written a book review before, but this was worth my time to share with you the importance of this book to all involved with youth sports.
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The title of the book really does tell what the book is about, so readers are going to know what they are getting them in for. During the Olympics and Paralympic games in London, volunteers were consumed with the passion to tell others what they needed to do to run a successful games. They say you should do this, you should do that. While this is helpful for people in despair, telling other volunteers what they should and shouldn't do was a bit patronising. This book backs up my thoughts on this matter but was written much better than what I could.
The book also goes more in depth about the process that parents get into for the should have, should do mentality of kids these days in the western English speaking world. Perhaps that may change of the readership of this broadens.
Easy read, as there aren't took many books that takes me a few hours to read cover to cover.
The authors also completely miss the point when they discuss our American/Canadian approach to youth sports. It's not helpful to "not keep scores or standings" until the kids turn 13. Even at age 8, the kids know the score at the end of a game, and they know how many matches their team lost during the season. What matters far more is too-early cutting and selection. For many sports (hockey in Canada is perhaps an exception, but it has other problems) there are only two levels: fully competitive rep teams, and house league that is "just for fun." It might be better to keep the game competitive at all levels, but make sure there are levels for everyone - very much like team sports are organized in Europe. Everybody can be on some team, and every team can compete, just not all in the highest tier.