Calling All Sports Fans

Do your kids participate in competitive sports? How in the world do you cope with it. Recent experience has shown me that I can. not. handle the pressure of watching my loved ones play in sporting events where there’s a chance they might lose. I’ve written about it at Parenting and I’d love for you to come and share your experience, stories or possible advice. Because I need to chill way the heck out.

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4 Responses to Calling All Sports Fans

  1. Alyssa says:

    i just want to make sure they have fun!!

  2. Kork says:

    Oh, this is my biggest dread as Capt Chaos and Tiny Princess get older…thankfully we don’t have to make any decisions beyond t-ball next summer…

    We didn’t play growing up, because, well, I’m one of 5 kids, and there was just no money for multiple things to do…I chose piano, voice, music…but a brother played tennis, soccer, did marching band…

    Our neighbors have 2 teens that are involved in: figure skating, violin, choir, horseback riding, tennis (just for the daughter), ice hockey, baseball, golf, basketball, and football (for the son). The dad skates too!

    We go to their games, and it kills me to watch the other kids playing mediocre, giving less than 100%…so I’m doomed to be one of those moms that screams when kids mess up, when my kids mess up…UGH!

    I can’t stand to watch them have difficulty doing things now, how will I handle the competitive nature that WILL come out?

    Lots of prayers as these decisions get made over the coming days and months!

  3. FawnDear says:

    We did three years of all of my kids in soccer and every single one of them were on major losing teams. Like they were lucky to win one game the entire season. They handled it fine. Not me. Six days of being a soccer mom running here and there and then to have to watch them lose. So we quit the team sports and focused on Cross Country and track – that way they are only trying to beat their old times, and improve themselves. I can handle that way better.

  4. Debra says:

    I’m no help to you at all Kathryn. Kelsey successfully avoided all sports except for one accidental foray into 1/2 a season of softball. And just from that little taste of a child in sports? It was best for BOTH of us that it was shortlived. 😉

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