As an athlete, or a parent of one, it’s easy to over-estimate the importance of ‘football skill’ and under-estimate the importance of ‘emotional stability’ that comes from a loving and secure family life.

The proof is often found in the story lines of ESPN, NFL Network, or the Bleacher Report.  Too often we hear things like, “Player X throws blows in fit of rage, Player Y attacks girlfriend, Top recruit gets 2nd DUI.”  Ask any high school coach what his number #1 challenge is concerning his players. Most often it’s emotional problems that stem from an unstable family life.  These issues make their way onto the playing field in the form of a bad attitude, apathy, tardiness, or missing practice.  Unfortunately, even the most talented kid might lack the passion and juice to apply himself.

Most often it’s emotional problems that stem from an unstable family life.

We hope MyFootballMentor.com can be a resource that helps athletes and their parents find principles for successful family relationships.  Our goal is to not only help build outstanding football players, but to also encourage strong and stable homes.  Whether it’s on the field or off, athletes will be the best they can be when they have loving, supportive, enthusiastic families by their side.

AllProDad.com is another great resource for families. They strive to help fathers become passionate about their role in their family’s life. They provide dads great resources to rightly train up their children and give them a hopeful future. Their aim is to interlock the hearts of the fathers with their children and as a byproduct the hearts of the children with their dads.  Resources include: daily emails, blogs, Top 10 Lists, articles, printable tools, videos and eBooks.  Visit AllProDad.com to find out more.

 

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