What do you think? Are we being a helicopter parents, over-protecting our young children from the cruel realities of the world… and perhaps preventing our boys from becoming “real men”?
I’ve heard parents shout horrible things at youth sporting events, mostly at their own kids. No one is suggesting we celebrate failure or mediocrity, but there must be some sort of balance?
Words, especially a parent’s words, can build up or break down young kid’s esteem. Please pause before you speak. Leave a comment and let me know what you think, and share this with others.
Should we take the sign down or leave it up? Please share this post. Thx.
* I’m told this poem is by the late Chaplain Bob Fox. Last year a Farmers Insurance agent, Joel McKinnon, started a nationwide effort to encourage young baseball players instead of bringing them down. What do you think? Is this a misguided effort by a coddling do-gooder, or is it a much needed wake-up call?