Living the crazy life that God has given me!

Making Dreams Come True

Go Bears!

As you read this I will be in our truck driving my son up to his first year of college and college football. It is has been an interesting week for both Michelle and I as we send number two off to school.  But I have to be honest I am so proud of Tyler and his dedication and drive. As he seeks to make his dreams come true to play college and then eventually professional football.

Ever since the days of Pop Warner Football in AZ, then high school football that got him going in Benicia, CA, to the great team and coaching staff at Rangeview in Aurora. They all prepared him for this day. As he has dreamt of playing football.

Here are some things that I want to encourage other younger dads to think about when it comes to encouraging your kids to dream.

  • Encourage them to hear from God about their dreams and goals.
  • Let them dream while they are young. (Don’t beat big dreams out of them because you didn’t get your chance.)
  • When it comes time encourage them to evaluate dreams and goals. (5’2″ and wants to be the outside hitter for volleyball in the Olympics, for my daughter Dani.)
  • Enable them to see the dreams and possibilities else where if things change.
  • Be their biggest Fan but don’t be the obnoxious parent thinking of a signing bonus. (I coach high school football and there are those parents.)
  • Help them to be disciplined if they want to dream big. (Going to bed on time, doing homework, and actually working out not walking around talking in the gym.)
  • Turn them loose.

By the way UNC starts this years season playing against Utah on ESPN. I dream that Tyler will be on that field at some point and time in the game. Tyler I am proud of you and I know that you are going to rock the house!

What are some things that I missed and that you would add to the list? Make a comment below.


One response

  1. Karin Kiewel

    Encourage them to communicate, with God through reading the Bible and praying, with you by keeping open lines of communication and then actually listening when they want to talk. Firsthand personal experience from a wise old grandparent!

    August 2, 2012 at 9:46 AM

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