How to Win at Sports Parenting: Maximizing the Sports Experience for You and Your Child, by Jim Sundberg and Janet Sundberg (Colorado Springs:WaterBrook Press, 2000). How to help your kids enjoy the sports they play, deal with game day emotions in a healthy manner, and learn valuable sports-to-life lessons.A Christian perspective.
Learning to Play, Playing to Learn: Games and Activities to Teach Sharing, Caring, and Compromise, by Charlie Steffens and Spencer Gorin (Los Angeles: Lowell House, 1997). Over sixty entertaining kid activities that will help to manage aggressive behaviors, foster cooperation, and nurture positive conduct.
The Cheers and the Tears: Healthy Alternatives to the Dark Side of Youth Sports Today, by Shane Murphy (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1999). Offers parents and coaches sensible advice and healthy alternative approaches to the competitive and stressful world of youth sports.
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Although nobody gets a parenting manual or bible in the delivery room, it is our duty as parents to try to make our kids as well rounded, happy and confident as possible. It is a lot easier to bring up great kids than it is to try and fix problems caused by bad parenting, when our kids have become adults. Our children are all individuals - they are not our property but people in their own right.