While you’re counting your blessings this Thanksgiving holiday, I’m thinking that your child’s bench-sitting will not be one of them.
I’ve never been fond of seeing my kids sit on the bench. I’d much rather watch them have fun playing, being a visibly important part of the team.
Unfortunately, that has not always been the case.
However, in the middle of frustrating seasons where you are sitting in the stands while your child is sitting on the bench way more than you or he wants, there really are reasons to be thankful.
Your child will learn to fight, if you let him.
Your child can learn the importance of being a team player.
Your child has a chance to understand that life is not all about sports.
You have a chance to be a positive and loving support for your child in the midst of a negative experience.
You have an opportunity to make fun and lasting memories in tough times. Find the fun!
No, I didn’t like watching my kids sit on the bench. But what I did like was watching them grow stronger because of it.
This Thanksgiving, I’m counting my blessings. How about you?
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