A parent accused the opposing team of ‘bullying’ after his son’s high school football team lost 91 to 0. The Texas father asked why the winning team didn’t just take a knee and stop the game? The story created a lot of debate, reminding me that many educators and parents try to prevent low self-esteem by protecting students’ feelings at all costs.
I talked with my friend, Jeff Cole, an assistant football coach at Fellowship Christian School in Roswell, GA about the story. I also asked Jeff how he prepares his players to win and lose and how as a parent, he teaches these lessons to his own children. Here’s his story.
Right is right, even if everyone is against it, and wrong is wrong, even if everyone is for it.
October 29, 2013
In the final two chapters of Parenting by the Book, John Rosemond encourages parents to adopt a Biblical leadership attitude in disciplining their children. A prior article describes ‘leadership’ principles that parents can use with their children (‘Parental Discipline: Reward-ship or Leader-ship?‘). In the final chapter of the book, John gives farsighted parents three building blocks of effective discipline: Command, Compel and Confirm. Follow these recommendations to control the chaos in your household: