What Can We Learn from the San Francisco Giants to Help Make Our Children More Resilient?

How to Build Resiliency What Parents Can Learn from Bruce Bochy and the San Francisco Giants In 2010, the San Francisco Giants were 6½ games back in their division in August. In 2012, they were neck and neck with the Dodgers mid-season, when the Dodgers made multiple blockbuster trades. Next thing you know, one of the Giants’ best players gets suspended for the remainder of the season. This year they lost game six of the World Series 10-0. Somehow, some way, three seasons ended in champagne celebrations and ticker-tape parades. How were...

read more

Begin with Gratitude

Did you know the world’s leading scientific expert on gratitude lives right here in Northern California? Not Berkeley, but good guess. Robert Emmons, Psychology Professor at UC Davis, has been studying the varying benefits and healing powers of gratitude for 13 years. In his book, Thanks! How the New Science of Gratitude Can Make You Happier!, he highlights four reasons why gratitude has trans-formative effects on people’s lives. His conclusions can certainly benefit our day-to-day lives. I contend they apply perfectly to our role...

read more

How to Not be “That Guy”

You’ve seen him. He eagerly attends his kids’ games (and unfortunately yours’ as well) and suddenly fashions himself the Vince Lombardi of the grandstands. One minute in, he shakes his head and makes disapproving comments he pretends to keep under his breath. Overcome by his desire to “help” the coach get the best out of his kid (and yours), he screams out reminders colored with frustration and disappointment. Much like an overprotective mother who never allows her child to taste disappointment, he means well and genuinely...

read more

The Themes of Dad’s Playbook

If you’re like most of us parents, you can use all the guidance and inspiration you can get on a daily basis. I’m always on the lookout for life lessons that can be applied to parenthood. When I find them, I’m compelled to share. Because, as I state clearly in my new book, Dad’s Playbook: Wisdom for Fathers from the Greatest Coaches of All Time, “Parenting is no easy business.” That’s the opening line of the section titled, “Teach and Learn.” In the book, I collected over one hundred quotes from the greatest...

read more

Seven Ways to Encourage Your Child

In celebration of the release of my book, Dad’s Playbook: Wisdom for Fathers from the Greatest Coaches of All Time (its main theme is encouragement), I offer thee seven ways to encourage your child! It’s so easy to slip into the discouraging parental mode – they give us so many opportunities! That makes it all the more important to make a conscious effort to encourage whenever we can. Trust me, they’ll be more apt to listen when they know you’re on their side. Wouldn’t you be? Believe- It all starts here. You can...

read more
Visit Us On FacebookVisit Us On TwitterVisit Us On Linkedin