NBA Superstar Steph Curry talked about parenting and why is the Bible important for him and his family.
In an interview with Fatherly.com, the two-time MVP and four-time NBA Champion talked about his new children’s book, “I Have A Superpower.” It is the story of an 8-year-old basketball player named Hughes. During the interview, Steph noted that his favorite childhood book was the Bible.
And because reading the Bible has been essential in his life, he also wanted to impart that to his kids.
“My parents read a lot of Bible stories with me. That’s how I learned my faith, so those are very meaningful to me to share with my kids,” Curry told Fatherly. “But there wasn’t a specific series or book that I had lined up to share with my kids. I tried to be open to what they were interested in. They’re old enough now that I take their lead. They come home with Dork Diaries and that type of stuff. I just love the fact that they are reading to me now. They’re the storytellers, and I’m the audience, and that makes bedtime more fun.”
The 34-year-old athlete is married to her wife, Ayesha, and they have three children namely, Riley (10), Ryan (7), and Canon (4). Though his career requires much of his time traveling, he still makes sure that he is always there for his family.
“We’re fortunate to have FaceTime when I’m on the road,” Steph said. “My dad traveled a lot during his 16 years in the NBA, and I don’t know how my parents did it back in the day without technology. During the offseason, I have much more time with my kids, so I’m trying to do as many fun things as possible and do little things like showing up to their practices. Carpooling is an amazing time [chuckles]. The beauty of it is that you come to appreciate all the little things that seem kind of mundane or routine.”
Steph’s new book aims to teach children how to maintain a positive attitude towards their circumstances. It also talks about the importance of hard work. Those were the values that he learned at a young age that helped him throughout his career.
“I’m always telling my kids that they have to try stuff, and sometimes it’s not gonna work. Sometimes it is, but all you control is your focus and attention. It’s all about your approach to life. My parents set that foundation for belief and confidence that can prepare you for any moment and not be afraid of what the consequences might be or what the outcomes are going to be.”
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Reference: Christian Headlines