Parenting today is exceptionally complicated... but great kids don’t require their parents to be perfect, as author, therapist and athletic mental performance counselor Stephen James affirms in this free seminar.

“Parents want to be the best they can for their children, but much of the time they feel clumsy, unprepared and in imminent danger of failing,” said Stephen James, co-author of the new book Parenting With Heart: Raising Loving, Resilient, and Wise-Hearted Kids.  “But the good news is our children don’t need perfect parents.  They need authentic, fully-hearted, relationally engaged parents who can mess up and move on, more than parents who always get it right.  That approach is producing what I call wise-hearted kids and far more confident, at-ease parents.”

A private psychotherapist and founder/executive director of Sage Hill Counseling (SHC), James is the Nashville Soccer Club’s Assistant Coach for Mental Performance and has worked with athletes and teams from a variety of sports environments including MLB, MLS, NFL, NHL, Olympics, USL, and the SEC.  Many of his examples in this seminar will come from the athletic field.



  • Occurred Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm


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