14 Things Parents Need to Stop Doing at Their Kids’ Sporting Events
Who’s actually playing the sports…you or your children? Be honest with yourself Take a look at some of these moms’ and dads’ biggest pet peeves. If you’re guilty of one or more, give this list some consideration before the next game!
For example Stop:
- Forcing Kids to Play With Injuries” A mother on my son’s soccer team made her son keep playing when he was clearly injured — he was crying and begging her to take him to the ER. Come to find out he tore a muscle in his leg!” — Anonymous
“Something that irks me are parents that show up to their child’s sporting events along with their younger children, only to neglect them. They get so wrapped up in cheering for their child in the game that they seem to completely forget that they have toddlers with them on the verge of being lost in the bleachers.
If you’re going to get so involved in the game that you forget you have other kids, do them (and everyone else) a favor and hire a babysitter for the afternoon. That way we don’t have to look out for your kids and make sure they don’t become an Amber Alert because you’re too focused on the game.” — Jennifer Taylor, founder of the blog Mom Tricks