How to Win at Sports Parenting
Maximizing the Sports Experience for You and Your Child
Publication Date: April 18, 2000
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It Can Be More Than Just a Game.
With the stresses our culture is experiencing today, it's more important than ever to find ways for families to come together as a strong unit. Competitive youth sports offer families ideal opportunities to support our kids, instill character, and teach lessons that will serve our children both now and in the future-all in a fun and natural setting. Unfortunately, many of us don't take full advantage of these sports experiences, of because we don't know how to begin.
Drawing from a rich background in sports, parenting, and family development, World Series hero Jim Sundberg and his wife, Janet, teach that the sports experience can provide unique opportunities for kids to deal with emotions and develop the skills necessary for healthy, life-enhancing interactions with others. But for this to happen, moms and dads need a practical plan.
The Sundbergs will help you build that plan by showing you How to Win at Sports Parenting. Discover how to help your children...
--Enjoy to the fullest the sports they play
--Learn valuable sports-to-life lessons
--Deal with game day emotions in a healthy manner
--Develop crucial skills they will use the rest of their lives
Jim Sundberg spent twenty-two years in major league baseball. In 1985, he won the World Championship with the Kansas City Royals and was voted "World Series Hero" by the Chicago Sports Writers. He spent the last six years of his baseball career as an award-winning broadcasting analyst for the Texas Rangers. Jim is the founder of Sports Training Systems, which publishes training products for coaches, children who play youth sports, and their parents. A behavioral specialist focusing on the area of organizational health, Janet Sundberg works with her husband in the Sundberg Leadership Team. The Sundbergs have been married nearly thirty years and live in the Dallas area. Their three children have all played competitive sports.
"With practical advice, Jim and Janet show how to best parent a child in sports, eliminate the possible frustrations and disappointments, and bring out the best in a sports experience." --Dave Dravecky, President, Outreach of Hope
"How to Win at Sports Parenting puts kids and sports into the proper context for success - personal success and family success." --Richard Shultz, Executive Director, United States Olympic Committee