Coach John Wooden is considered by many to be the greatest coach in NCAA history. Wooden coached the UCLA Bruins from 1948-1975 and led the team to win 10 NCAA Championships in a 12 year span. That’s quite an accomplishment.
Coaching the Fundamentals
Now many coaches through the years have used a framework for success that includes focusing on the fundamentals. But Wooden takes that to the extreme. At the start of each season when he would meet with the new team, he would spend about half an hour giving step-by-step instructions on the correct way to put on your socks. “Because in order to play the game, you have to start with a good foundation. Putting on your socks correctly is critical. Because if you don’t, you get blisters. And if you get blisters it impacts everything else you do as a player. Ultimately, that impacts the whole team.
As Christian parents, have we gotten so wrapped up in the game of life that we’ve neglected or forgotten the basics? Today we’ll be talking with two men who likely agree that we have; Trace Embry (our host) and Dr. John Rosemond on today’s License to Parent.
Discussing parenting today with Dr. John Rosemond
John Rosemond has worked with families, children, and parents since 1971 in the field of Family Psychology. Presently, his time is devoted to speaking and writing. John’s work is syndicated in several hundred newspapers nationwide. He’s written about 20 best-selling parenting books. He’s also one of America’s most popular speakers in the field of parenting.
The Role of Childrearing
- Psalm 11:3 – What does this verse say and why is it so important for Christian parents today?
- How has mental health changed the parenting landscape?
- Who do I to when I need parenting advice?
- How have parenting principles shifted away from God’s principles?
- How did we transition to post-modern and progressive?
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