Sports parents, I’d like to challenge you with a word for 2015. And that word is: CHOOSE.
I’ve never been big on resolutions, but I can certainly keep one word in my mind and the more I dwell on what Choose means, the more I am reminded that I do indeed have a choice to make when I respond, react and re-adapt to whatever life throws at me.
Will you join me in making Choose a priority in 2015? Will you make Choose your word for being a Sports Parent this year?
- Choose to let the coach do his job without your interference
- Choose to let your child fight his own battles without your rescuing him
- Choose to say positive comments from the sidelines or bleachers during a game or event
- Choose to thank the coach and officials for their hard work
- Choose to not complain to the coach when your child sits the bench more than you think he should
- Choose to not get into a shouting match with that annoying parent who thinks his kid is God’s gift to youth sports
- Choose to not take it personally when your child is grumpy after a game and takes it out on you
- Choose to ask your kid questions like “how did it go” instead of “how many points did you score?”
- Choose to not talk down the coach or other team players, especially in front of your kids
This year in youth sports, you will literally have hundreds of opportunities to Choose. No one is making you react or respond in a way that is ugly. That is a choice you can make.
Choose Positive Words.
Choose to see the Big Picture.
Will you Choose to be part of the Positive Sports Parenting Tribe? If so, you can make a difference in this youth sports culture gone crazy–one parent, one team, one league, one season at a time!
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