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IS THE OBSESSION TO WIN A GOOD THING?

Can a kid win too many times? Can winning become an obsession? Can an obsession to win create an unhealthy outlook on competition? Absolutely… I am like everyone else in that I love to win. I hate losing. I give everything I have and compete to my fullest to win. I think that is healthy and I love teaching all ... Read More »

WHY KIDS DON’T GIVE IT THEIR ALL

Have you ever noticed that kid who just seemed to have all the natural ability but just never gave 100%?  He was that kid with all the “raw” talent that all the other parents coveted, wishing their kid had it, because it just seemed to be wasted on him?  That kid who could do it all, but didn’t? We have ... Read More »

ARE HOCKEY FIGHTS SENDING THE WRONG MESSAGE?

$1.00 hotdogs and all the popcorn you can eat, in a suite at Jobing.com Arena! Can any night get better than that? Just a few nights ago, 6 couples from my church went to a Phoenix Coyotes hockey game; Coyotes vs. the Blue Jackets from Columbus. I am not an avid hockey devotee but the 12 of us had a ... Read More »

HOOPS REFS MISSED CALL, SO YOU MAKE IT

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HOOPS REFS MISSED CALL, SO YOU MAKE IT It’s time for another installment of “you make the call”. Recently I went to a high school basketball game, and I feel compelled to tell the story of what I witnessed and to get your feedback: It was early in the game when suddenly everyone in the stands started yelling, “Hey, ref, ... Read More »

CHILD’S SILENT NEGOTIATION TEACHES VALUABLE LESSON

Oh, the power of silence, and the foolishness of a loose tongue! The effectiveness of negotiation is sometimes better learned as modeled to us by our young, sweet, and innocent children. Around 15 years ago when my youngest daughter was around 5 years old, I learned a valuable lesson on how to negotiate a deal. Here’s how the story goes… ... Read More »

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