This book is a quick read dealing with so many of the issues that are a part of youth sports today. Sometimes entertaining and humorous, this book is intended to be a reminder of the things we as parents should already know but sometimes lose sightMoreThis book is a quick read dealing with so many of the issues that are a part of youth sports today. Sometimes entertaining and humorous, this book is intended to be a reminder of the things we as parents should already know but sometimes lose sight of.Written in such a way that it makes it easy for us as parents to take a look at ourselves and find areas we can improve upon to make our time in youth sports more enjoyable for both child and parent.
It can also serve as a way to confirm and encourage us to continue to do all the things we may be doing right.Youth sports has so much to offer our children- from building self esteem and self confidence to learning how to cooperate and be a part of a team. Sports have a way of teaching us how to deal with disappointment and overcoming obstacles as well as how to handle success.
Youth sports can help to teach and encourage our children that hard work and commitment are critical tools needed to accomplish our goals and achieving success today as well as later in life.With all the valuable life lessons that youth sports teach our children the most important thing we should remember is that our kids are supposed to be having fun while playing sports. But sadly by the age of thirteen 70% of kids have quit playing sports, too many quit because they just aren’t having any fun.In the books sixty seven pages author Mike Bergstrom looks at twelve areas that we as parents need to be aware of.
Each area is covered in five to six pages, Mike uses humor and storytelling along with what seems like common sense to really get at the heart of the matter- keeping things in perspective and remembering it is for and about the kids.The Car Ride Home can help parents make it fun again.
The Car Ride Home can help all of us put perspective back in the game and give the game back to the kids.