Are you familiar with Coach John Wooden? He coached the UCLA Bruins from 1948-75, leading the team to 10 NCAA Championships. He is considered by many to be the best coach in NCAA history.
Parenting as Coaching
One familiar and consistent premise among coaches is the emphasis on fundamentals. Wooden took these principles to the next level. His team members could expect an entire lesson at the beginning of each season on how to put on socks. But why focus on 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 wrapped up in the game and neglected the fundamentals? It’s time to get back to the basics.
Discussing the Fundamentals of the Game with 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.
Coaching Our Kids
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- Where do I turn for parenting advice?
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