"This book is a practical tool to continue the engagement process with your family. Children talk to your parents. Parents talk to your children. It’s never too early." --Bill Severns
Let this book guide conversation with your kids - help them create their own story. A story that is (hopefully) different from ours, and better than anything he or she could imagine. Thank you for your support and for helping us get started with Donuts, Diamonds, and Dreams!
Think about your goals for your children. What do you want them to live with? What do you want their memories of childhood baseball games to be like? Do you want them to remember your red face yelling at them for being human? Or do you want them to remember having fun with their friends, realizing only in hindsight the lessons they were learning along the way?
You only get so much time to spend with your kids. You need to make sure that when it's all said and done, you have no regrets.
Our kids really do need us. The times have certainly changed. Things have gotten really hectic and the pressures on our children are ever increasing in many ways. Kids still have the same dreams, they need the Sandlot time to play just like we did. It is essential to their growth. They have to be able to play fearlessly, take chances, be supported and have YOU there.
Thanks to all of our amazing friends who took the time to give of their time to share their experiences. There is nothing like experience to guide us. No matter where you are, what you have done or where you are going, today is the day you have been given. Get started, have fun and enjoy the trip.