Throwing the ball is what my younger son loves to do. I don't tell him 'no', but I do give him a target. Encourage your kids. Encouragement leads to success, wherever that may be.

Show Notes:

0:55 Your boy sure has an arm on him!
1:30 The 7 year old just likes to play
1:45 The 17 month old has an accurate arm
2:20 I have no desire to direct the kids toward MY desires
2:55 Don't do that?
3:10 Give them a target (not a don't)
3:30 It's really NOT good parenting 101
3:50 Let them throw the ball
4:10 I don't know his potential, but I'm not holding him back
4:40 Imagine Michelangelo's parents telling him not to paint on the walls
6:00 10,000 hours to become an expert
6:40 Imagine your kids getting there before the teenage years?
7:20 Sacrificing everything?
7:45 What I expect of myself
8:00 Give them a target
8:55 Encourage what your kids are drawn to
10:05 Encouragement leads to success
10:45 Matchbox cars to the face
11:20 Pick the target AND the object

Ryan Roy


Ryan's father abandoned him when he was only five years old. After getting married, his biggest fear was having a child and not knowing how to be a good dad. After studying everything he could find, writing a bestselling book, hosting 300 episodes of a popular parenting podcast, PLUS growing an immensely successful FBI Dads program at his own kids' school... Ryan has decided to share what he's learned. FBI Dads is Ryan's life mission. Ryan welcomes YOU to join him in this journey to help dads connect, be present and be a positive influence on their children.