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The Coach and the Kid Ivan Paul

The Coach and the Kid

Ivan Paul

Published October 7th 2014
ISBN : 9781627464352
Paperback
252 pages
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Growing up, Ivan was a troublemaker. At heart he was a good kid, but growing up in several dysfunctional family situations, there wasnt much to keep Ivan on track. That is, until one man came along and changed all that. Mr. Gunion, the baseballMoreGrowing up, Ivan was a troublemaker. At heart he was a good kid, but growing up in several dysfunctional family situations, there wasnt much to keep Ivan on track. That is, until one man came along and changed all that. Mr. Gunion, the baseball coach, came into Ivans life at a pivotal moment, providing the words of encouragement Ivan sorely needed to hear. He left Ivans life just as swiftly as he entered it, but his quiet trust and he wisdom of his words left a lasting impression, and Ivan would carry the lessons he learned with him for the rest of his life. With this newfound outlook and positive attitude, Ivan set out to make his life better-starting with reconnecting with his mother. In everything he did from that point on, he reminded himself that while you cant change what life hands you, you can change your attitude and your response. The psychological solace found in sports carried Ivan through many difficult moments- moments that no child should ever have to go through-but so many others, like Ivan, live with abusive or neglectful families, who may not have a trusted authority figure they can turn to for guidance they lack at home. This book is an inspiration to anyone who dreams of a day that is better than the days before, and an affirmation that anyone can shape their own destiny.