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?

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The ones who thinks finding seats for the meet is a competitive sport?

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And who always coaches from the stands?

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Who has difficulty waiting for their child’s score to get posted?

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Not to mention their reaction when the system goes down…

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Sometimes, they will agree that the judges got the score right.

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And other times, they won’t.

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While they will try to stay calm, it won’t work.

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The important thing is that you have skills to cope with the stress that they bring to the meet.

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And be prepared for a difficult reaction when your child scores higher than their kid.

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The best way to calm them is in a loving, but direct way.

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and a simple explaination.

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After all,

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and enjoy the car ride home–you deserve it!

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