August 28, 2018 at 12:00am

Don’t be an ugly parent

I am impressed with Mark Dickel’s take on how parents should behave when engaging with their children’s sport.

I love watching you play.”

This is what I now say to my kids after every game I watch them play.

I do not critique their play or discuss the game with them. Or talk with them about who played well or how many points they scored. Only I love watching you play”.

When I was taking my boy to Aussie Hoops - a basketball skills program for little kids starting out - there were already parents coaching” from the sidelines.

Just let kids have fun.

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