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A Parents' Guide to Sanity in the World of Youth Sports

By authors: David King, Margot Starbuck
Product Code: 9973
ISBN: 9780836199734
Binding Information: Digital (Delivered electronical

Publication Date: 3/8/2016

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As seen in Focus on the Family magazine.

Should I sign up our seven-year-old son for the travel team? What should we do about our daughter’s Sunday morning games? Am I the only one longing for a sane balance between children’s sports, family time, and church commitments?

David King and Margot Starbuck offer good news for Christian parents stressed out by these questions and stretched thin by the demands of competitive youth sports. Join King, athletic director at a Christian university, and Starbuck, an award-winning author and speaker, as they investigate seven myths about what’s best for young athletes. Discover with them what it means to not be conformed to the patterns of the youth sports world. Listen in as they talk to other parents, pastors, and coaches about the peril and promise of children’s sports. Learn practical ways to set boundaries and help kids gain healthy identities as beloved children of God—both on and off the field, and whether they win or lose.

Equips parents with concrete tips such as:

  • Eight questions to discuss on the way home from the game
  • Five ways to ruin your child’s sports experience
  • Dinnertime conversation starters about your family’s values
  • The one question you can’t not ask your child about youth sports

Key Features:

  • Challenges seven common myths about youth sports
  • Offers wisdom for families on decisions such as choosing leagues and how many seasons to play
  • Author Q&As address parents’ common concerns about youth sports
  • Bonus tips and resources for parents, coaches, and pastors

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  • Foreword
  • Introduction: Why This Book?
  • Myth #1: Because We Owe Our Children Every Opportunity, We Can’t Say No to Youth Sports
  • Myth #2: My Child Deserves to Play With the Most Skilled Athletes
  • Myth #3: My Child Should Specialize in One Sport
  • Myth #4: There’s No Harm in Participating in Youth Sports
  • Myth #5: Youth Sports Instills Our Family’s Values
  • Myth #6: Good parents Attend All Their Children’s Games
  • Myth #7: The Money We Are Investing into Youth Sports Will Pay Off
  • Conclusion: How Do We Talk to Our Kids about Sports?
  • Bonus Tips and Resources for Coaches, Parents, and Churches
  • Acknowledgments
  • The Authors

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