The Sports Family Corner Podcast #16—Help Your Child Grow Through Life’s Changes

September 19, 2020 growingchamp 0 Comments

“Be not afraid of growing slowly. Be afraid of standing still.”—Chinese Proverb

The one thing you can count on is that life will change. Learning to navigate through transitions smoothly doesn’t happen accidentally.

In this episode, David shares many important and thought-provoking aspects of facing change. You’ll learn helpful perspectives and strategies so you can guide your kids toward the skills that result in healthy transformations.

Parents, let’s equip our children to handle all types of change—like a champ!


(2:30) Do your kids have the same perspective on “change” as you?

(3:45) What is considered a major change for a kid?

(5:35) What are some of the reasons we resist change?

(8:55) What are the 3 things that must be present for change to occur?

(11:40) The 2 kinds of change, and why it impacts your feelings…

(14:10) Examining your feelings about the change in your life…

(17:25) What do desperation and inspiration have to do with change?

(18:20) Do you know the 5 phases you might experience when change is thrust upon you?

(21:45) How can change be handled more easily? Here are 3 contributors to success.

(23:30) What emotions can undermine healthy change?

(26:05) When we assume that our thoughts and analysis is going to change someone else’s mind…

(27:55) Coach Boone’s approach to change in the movie, Remember the Titans…

(30:30) How do you make a change in your family?

(31:13) Your homework…

(33:15) Who’s next on The Sports Family Corner Podcast?

Books Referenced

The Heart of Change: Real-Life Stories of How People Change Their Organizations by John Kotter

The Happiness Advantage: How a Positive Brain Fuels Success in Work and Life by Shawn Achor


“In the end, it is important to remember that we cannot become what we need to be, by remaining what we are.”—Max DePree

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