All Pro Parent is a community of parents serious about raising high achievement kids. Starting early and following a steady plan, parents can expect their kids to grow up better in both academics, athletics and having a variety of added skills that give the kids an advantage. This can often result in free college and better jobs, as well as a higher probability of becoming a pro athlete. The below interview is with Ron McDaniel, founder of All Pro Parent.
Why did you start AllProParent.com?
I found myself always talking to other parents about how we managed to have kids who were very good athletes as well as high achievers in academics. And we did so much better with the second child that I wanted to help people avoid all the trial and error and start out with a ton of knowledge from the beginning. There is a huge learning curve raising kids, and the more you know and the earlier you start, the better your results will be.
What makes you qualified to run All Pro Parent?
As I mentioned, we are very active with your kids and did a combination of home schooling and public school. The result with our youngest is she got into college at 13 and started taking classes full time at 14. She is also still planning to be a professional athlete and that seems on course based on our plan of finishing college at 18 and going on the WTA tennis tour.
Why Did You Name Your Site “All Pro Parent?”
The name is a play on the idea of raising pro athlete kids (aka high performers.) Unless a kid has ridiculous levels of natural talent, the reality is it takes an All Pro Parent to raise a high achiever kid. Especially if you want academics and athletics.
What kinds of things do members of All Pro Parent have access to?
One of the most important things to me is to make it free to anyone who wants to go down this path. But of course, we need to have revenue to fund development of content. So, we are using a freemium model where anyone can say they need free access and join without a cost. However, people who are willing to pay .63¢ per day ($19 per month) get access to all the archives, while the free accounts only have access to the base training and new stuff for a short period of time. I think it is the best way for us to have a model that can help everyone but still be a real business with resources.
What kind of outcomes can people expect?
I would love to see people go all in and do an incredible level of development with their kids. The outcome can be fantastic. However, many people have both parents working or limited time for other reasons, and it is hard. Here is a better way of thinking about it. If you start at birth and until the age of 14 you do 30 extra academic minutes with them 150 days out of the year (3 or 4 days a week) then at 14 they will be at least a grade level above where they are supposed to be. That could be worth many thousands of dollars in free college and scholarships and can get them into better schools.
Likewise, 3 hours of athletic development per week from age 3 to 14 results in 1,716 hours of built up training and athletic practice. Compare that to someone who decides to go out for a sport in High School but has not been preparing, and the difference is embarrassing.
It is this steadiness over time that we stress. There is a buildup of knowledge and ability, which also compounds and adds things like confidence, assertiveness and mastery. Parents will get out of it what they put into it, but it does not have to be too much in any given week. Parents succeed when they play the long game.
What if a kid is not athletic or is of average intelligence?
Our program is about maximizing talent over time. No one can promise a specific outcome but by doing more over a long period of time you can feel confident that you will get better results. Someone who is not physically gifted athletically can still play high level high school sports, and benefit from competition, physical fitness and a team environment. Average academic ability can turn into top 10% when you apply extra effort from a young age. Being in the 10% instead of 50% might not get you into Harvard or Yale, but there are still many more opportunities of better schools, scholarships and job opportunities.
In the long run, we want people to have a strong family work ethic towards being better. It pays off. Being part of a community where other parents have the same attitude and goals helps keep people on track.
How do people find out more about AllProParent.com?
Just visit www.AllProParent.com and sign up for the free email. Then join the members area for more training as well as the Facebook group to interact with me and other parents. Anyone who is not afraid of doing some extra to produce high achieving kids is welcome.