Archive for September 2011

Do recent college grads know how to compete for a job?

September 28, 2011

Check out what this ceo is saying about today’s recent college grads and how he refers to my coined term…The Reset Generation. I hate to label a generation, especially when their behavior is the fault of their parents and not theirs.
Actually, I’m just trying to bring awareness to how parents, schools, organized activities continue to enable our youths to be disabled for the real world when they leave their scholastic careers behind. I’m proud that I – in the past and continue today- help teens over come their life skill deficiencies with my Gymbag Wisdom. But it takes a team effort to educate parents, etc. and make them aware of how they are setting our youths up for failure .

http://pivotpointgrp.com/Dear_CEO_blog.php?post=18

The Reset Generation

September 21, 2011

“Hey coach! Two strikes…two outs…we’re down by three, can I just reset it? Heck, that’s what I do when I’m playing video games.” Is your kid from what I coined the “Reset Generation?” The reset button on video games makes quitting easy. Quiting is a habit – it doesn’t matter where kids pick it up.
The reset button has become the “no regret button.” The accountability to oneself, as well as the sense of responsibility to the game is non-existent. Quitting, tabbed ” unacceptable” in the sporting life, is rehearsed on a daily basis in homes everywhere.
Every opportunity a kid has to come from behind and fight to the end, even with video games, is valuable. Learning how to play to completion, even if the outcome looks bleak is a skill in itself. Throwing in the towel before it’s over erodes the competitive psyche of a young person.
Will kids have what it takes to stand strong in the wake of adversity and meet the challenges no matter the circumstances, or will they hunt aimlessly for the reset button that real life can never offer?

Schools need schooling on how to deal with bulliing

September 15, 2011

The first question my son asked me when he came home from his first day of school, “Hey dad, why can’t we play tag during recess?” I asked that same question to an administrator a year ago and she said it gives a bully another opportunity to bully. Tag is fun, great exercise, and loaded with developmental value (quickness, foot speed, etc.) Why aren’t they punishing the bully rather than all the kids that want to play tag? How’s a little bully going to learn a lesson…or are we just letting them grow up to be big bullies, something middle/H.S. are trying to prevent?

How crazy! kids can’t play tag during recess.

September 13, 2011

The first question my son asked me when he came home from his first day of school, “Hey dad, why can’t we play tag during recess?” I asked that same question to an administrator a year ago and she said it gives a bully another opportunity to bully. Tag is fun, great exercise, and loaded with developmental value (quickness, foot speed, etc.) Why aren’t they punishing the bully rather than all the kids that want to play tag? How’s a little bully going to learn a lesson…or are we just letting them grow up to be big bullies, something middle/H.S. are trying to prevent?

What it takes to improve

September 1, 2011

To get better at your sport you need a challenge. Tough competition is what sharpens your skills, not the easy wins. Don’t duck a better opponent because you might lose. Get up for the challenge. Look at tough competition as an invitation to get better. To sharpen your skills, you need something that can match your strength. It takes steel to sharpen steel.


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