What do you do to instill self-confidence in your kids? What about instilling it in yourself? I love reading lifestyle books that teach me ways to live a better, less chaotic life because when my day-to-day runs more smoothly, I have more confidence to go out there and take a bite out of some of my bigger life goals. My fave lifestyle book series is the Madame Chic series by Jennifer Scott. Love, love, love those books!
The Playbook by Kwame Alexander is perfect for giving tweens and teens that shot of self-esteem and motivation that will help them succeed in life, not just on the basketball court or soccer field, but in all aspects of their life.
I saw Kwame speak at a writers' conference this summer, and his work is enthusiastic, powerful, and his passion for writing and motivating youngsters is contagious! In The Playbook, you will find a collection of motivational quotes and snippets of advice from sports superstars like Serena Williams and Michael Jordan. You will also find short stories about overcoming obstacles in real life and sports life and what Kwame Alexander terms "52 rules to follow on and off the court".
My son is not much of a sports guy, but I still think he needs to read this. I think even though each lesson is presented through the lens of a sports analogy, the takeaway from each is valuable whether you like basketball, soccer, or not.
recommended age: 10+