How do we teach our kids to be resilient? How can we be encouraging and supportive while still building mental toughness? Wouldn’t it be great to have a kid’s perspective on how to do the right thing as a dad?
Today we have the most amazing guest ever on The Dad Edge, my ten-year-old son, Mason Hagner. He is releasing his book called Never Give Up No Matter What, an illustrated story about a situation where he wanted to give up, how he pushed past his desire to quit, and what he achieved by persevering even though it seemed that all hope was lost.
Mason’s book is a wise lesson for both parents and kids. Listen to why he wrote his inspiring book and what advice he has for parents when their kids feel like giving up.
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Mason wrote this story about his season in tackle football. He worked hard through sweltering practices loaded with heavy equipment. He tried his best, but for some reason he wasn’t getting any play time. Mason got to the point of feeling hopeless and he wanted to give up. But even though he was discouraged, he decided to follow through with what he started. He gave it his all to the very end, and then something amazing happened.
What You’ll Learn
- The challenges Mason faced at practice
- How he felt when he stopped getting playing time
- What it was like to sit on the sidelines and watch his friends play after he worked so hard to get in the game
- Why he didn’t give up even though he really wanted to
- What happened after he committed himself to keep going
- The best thing parents can do with their kids want to quit
- How learning not to give up will teach you to persevere as you get older
- How Mason got the idea to write a book
- His experience working with an illustrator
- Why, according to Mason, teaching resilience to your kids is not hard
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