Education and Family

Wholehearted Parenting

Bonnie Compton APRN, BC, CPNP

Wholehearted Parenting – KID’S SPORTS…WHO’S SPORT IS IT ANYWAY?

Today we’re going to be talking about kid’s sports…not so much about the kid’s involvement but the parents. I’m sure by now we’ve all witnessed or heard about parents standing on the sideline shouting inappropriate comments at the coach, referee, opposing team or even at their own child!

I’ve seen and talked to kids who cringe and want to hide from embarrassment as their parents rant on and on. One thing we do know for sure, is that parental pressure and outbursts can have a detrimental effect on children.

Of course parents should be involved…but to what extent?

Today, I’ve invited my guest Tom Jeffrey, to help me shed some light on both the positive and negative effects of parental involvement in sports. Tom is a Dad to two very athletic boys that play sports year round. As a youth sports coach, he’s been able to use his creative talent to make practicing and playing fun for the kids he works with. Tom is also the co-creator of Hook, a full-service ad agency in Charleston, South Carolina.

Please join our conversation as we hope to shed some light on both the positive and negative effects of parental involvement in sports.