The best parenting advice I ever gave myself

Wow, what a fantastic article!  It goes back to that whole thing that we want our kids to be successful but one thing that I wasn’t thinking about is what other people think of my kids when they do miss the basket, mess up the play, miss the volley, etc.  I can’t imagine thinking something negative of another persons child.  No one is perfect, we are human and we all make mistakes.  It’s ok, we’ll survive.

Best youth sports parenting advice

Choose to be a GREAT sports parent

A few years ago, my son’s basketball coach handed this article out during our parent meeting.  While I honestly don’t have a competitive bone in my body (yes, weird but I did marry into a highly competitive family) I don’t THINK that I have ever been one of “these parents”. I do however, know that it’s quite possible that I may someday succumb to wanting my child to succeed so much that I throw out a few words that I wish I could take back. I made a very good cheerleader in my younger years, I think that I will stick to that and simply cheer them on.  Just yesterday my 6 year old came to me crying because she couldn’t do a handstand using the wall, my cheer leading skills came in handy then and she had it mastered in 5 minutes.  Just a little something to think about.

 

Be a GREAT sports parent!