The San Antonio Suprs may have lost the NBA championship on the court, but they will always be winners off the court. Out of the four major sports they are a class act.
Gregg Popovich may seem like a dull coach, but he knows how to lead. The superstars may get a little leeway, but he looks at the whole team as being on the same level. Not once have I heard Tim Duncan, Tony Parker or Manu Ginobili complain of too little playing time, not having a big enough contract or other complaints you hear from other superstars of the major sports.
If today's pro athletes had their self-esteem hurt as children they would know it does not hurt to sit and listen.
Parents over the last 20 or even 30 years have had the term self-esteem rammed down their throats as being such a negative term that many parents have become afraid to discipline their children. As they get older, some children who are not disciplined realize they can get away with anything.
It has gotten to the point where some children feel they are above their teachers. Teachers no longer have the authority to discipline children like they once did and more and more parents could care less.
If we want our country to get back to what it once was, it is time for parents to regain control of their children.
Do not be afraid to hurt their self-esteem. Start ignoring people who think they know what is best for your children. If a teacher notices your child has a problem listen to that teacher.
If you do not want to do any of the above wait until the next NBA season and learn a few things from the San Antonio Spurs.