Why Less Is More for WOSPs (Well-Intentioned, Overinvolved Sports Parents): How to Be the Best Sports Parent You Can Be

Why Less Is More for WOSPs (Well-Intentioned, Overinvolved Sports Parents): How to Be the Best Sports Parent You Can Be

by John M. Tauer

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781592988747
Publisher: Beaver's Pond Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 06/01/2015
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

1 Welcome to the World of WOSPs 1

2 A History of Youth Sports from a Social-Psychological Perspective 19

3 Parents' Need for Children to Feel Good: A Breeding Ground for WOSPs 45

4 Does Raising a Prodigy Mean Ruining a Childhood? The Stories of Todd Marinovich, Andre Agassi, and Tiger Woods 73

5 The ARC of Success: How to Make Lemonade out of Lemons 95

6 Turning Lemonade into Sour Lemons 115

7 "Sports Are Life, The Rest Is Just Details": What Happened to the Real Goals of Youth Sports? 139

8 Busy as a Badge of Honor = Overscheduled Kids and Overstressed Parents 167

9 Finding the Balance of Excellence 187

10 The Mauer Family Story 209

11 The Final Score 227

About the Author 247

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