Is your child giving you credit for being a good sports parent? Or are you operating in the red with your negative behavior?
Having good credit means your child trusts that you will not embarrass him on the sidelines and knows you are a positive supporter. It means that you will be a positive voice as they play, thinking of other players, not just your own child.
Operating in the red means you are behaving in a way that inhibits her performance and could even embarrass her. It means you are more concerned about the Win, about your child looking good, about your child’s performance.
When you operate in the black and have good credit with your child, it also means that those times when you do blow it will not put you in the red with your kid because you have build up so much good credit.
What does it take to build up good credit and make your child proud? What do you have to do to earn credibility with your child in the sports parenting arena?
No, not a letter of recommendation, leave that to your employer. Neither trying to get your credit score. Leave that to the banks.
Maybe you don’t know. Maybe you should ask your child how to garner his appreciation and earn credibility. How does he want you to behave?
This young softball player knows what she wants in a a sports parent. And I think she hits the nail on the head.
She is speaking to sports parents. To YOU.
Please take a minute and watch:
Maybe it’s time sports parents start listening more to what their kids think about their parents’ behavior.
What do you think?
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