Parents, Are You Obsessed With Your Child Playing Sports? September 16, 2007Posted by Marquis Chapman in Baseball, Basketball, Boxing, College Basketball, College Football, Football, Sports.
It’s one thing to show your child support and encouragement when he or she is involved in sports. It’s a completely different situation however, to be obsessed. Here are the top 10 clues that can help determine if you are a parent who is obsessed with your child playing sports.
10. You make it a point to be the team mom or dad.
9. It is an absolute must for you to attend every practice and stay to the very end.
8. You attend games and only cheer for your child.
7. You feel like a failure when your child has a bad game.
6. When conversing with other parents, you find yourself constantly bringing up sports no matter the setting.
5. You’ve become very good friends with the head coach and constantly give him tips on how to make the team better (the tips usually involve drawing up more plays for your child).
4. You pick your child’s highschool based on sports and not academics.
3. You’ve never talked to your child about the importance of sportsmanship, teamwork, and having fun when playing sports.
2. When your child is academically ineligible, you don’t scold your child, but rather blame the coach and the school policy for not letting them play.
1. No matter how bad your child is at sports, you feel that he or she should get a full ride athletic scholarship, and if they don’t, you blame the coach for not pushing them to reach their full potential.