Parent to Parent: How to Deal with Overly Competitive Parents
Do you have “those” parents on your child’s team?
The ones who react like this when their kid wins the meet?
The ones who thinks finding seats for the meet is a competitive sport?
And who always coaches from the stands?
Who has difficulty waiting for their child’s score to get posted?
Not to mention their reaction when the system goes down…
Sometimes, they will agree that the judges got the score right.
And other times, they won’t.
While they will try to stay calm, it won’t work.
The important thing is that you have skills to cope with the stress that they bring to the meet.
And be prepared for a difficult reaction when your child scores higher than their kid.
The best way to calm them is in a loving, but direct way.
and a simple explaination.
and enjoy the car ride home–you deserve it!