Finding Grit is about a new way of life – for both you and your daughter. It is about parenting with purpose and giving your daughter the edge she needs to get a scholarship. Especially suited for parents of girl athletes between the ages of 8 and 14, this book will share proven parenting techniques designed to increase the success of their daughter’s getting an athletic scholarship. Finding Grit helps you teach your daughters how to reach their full potential, achieve success, increase confidence and overcome the difficulty. Grit is defined as the ability to survive difficulty and failure and learn how to achieve. It is the art of cultivating resilience. There is true grit necessary for parents to raise an outstanding daughter with grit. This is not an easy process, but if you want to raise your daughter to be successful in athletics, school, and life, this book provides a no-nonsense guide to help you get there and increase your chances of success including • Perspectives and tips on a dad’s role and the mom’s role in the parenting journey. • How to teach your daughter responsibility • How to create expectations for academic success • How to focus on what’s important in Middle School • How to transition into high school with proven success strategies. • How to increase productivity in Sophomore year • How to embrace leadership and performance in Junior year • How to navigate the college visitation process in Senior year • Understanding the scholarship process and the pros and cons of accepting a scholarship.
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“I enjoyed the personalization the Martin’s shared with the readers”
Five Star Review on Amazon by Alannah Kutan
What an incredible read! I enjoyed the personalization the Martin’s shared with the readers. I feel that it really brought me to better understand the authors and their point of view throughout. This is truly a step-by-step guide to raise a daughter, and I personally will be keeping it handy when I have children. I love that the book provides the reader with a yearly guide on what to do and what not to do in order to ensure the complete success of your daughter. It really goes in depth to provide the inner thoughts and workings of a girl growing up and the common mistakes adults can make which could stray their path. I truly believe every parent raising a daughter should read this book! As a school counselor, it provided me with a lot of insight as well as to ways to approach the female students that I work with and better understand warning signs and struggles they may be going through. I really can’t say enough positive things about Finding Grit…definitely a book I will be keeping with me throughout parenthood!
About the Author
Dr. Magy Martin is a faculty member in the Counseling Psychology doctoral program at Walden University. She has extensive experience in the public schools as a reading teacher, principal, and associate superintendent for over 20 years. She has written numerous grants and developed programs for at-risk children. Magy is listed in Who’s Who in the World, and she has worked with many successful female athletes and business entrepreneurs. Presently, she is a consultant for a large healthcare organization, where she teaches leadership skills to women in allied health fields such as nursing.
Dr. Don Martin has been a counselor educator, psychologist, and counselor for over 30 years.
He is an active researcher with over 80 professional journal articles, several assessment instruments, and 9 books. Don’s research has been featured on numerous social media sites, including NPR, USA Today, and popular magazines and television outlets. Dr. Martin has received the distinguished professor award for his research three times at Youngstown State University. There, he directs the nationally ranked urban school counseling program and is a neuropsychologist and consultant to several hospitals and rehabilitation facilities in Ohio.
Together, Don and Magy Martin have three adult children who were all excellent college basketball players and students. Their daughters both have doctoral degrees in Psychology, and their son has both a law degree and MBA degree. The Martins presently reside in Beaver, PA, near the city of Pittsburgh. They are an avid sports fan and regularly support the Pirates, Penguins, and Steelers.
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