India Times — In a recent sports survey conducted among children from ages 8 to 14 who participate in team sports, one-third of the kids said they wished their parents weren’t watching their games because adults “yell too much, and are too distracting. They make players nervous and put pressure on them to play better and win.” Yes, we know it pricks too much when you hear this. But give it some thought at least. Most parents are either extremely overbearing and pushy or utterly indifferent to their child’s growth in sports. But there is surely a midway between the two. The key is hidden in two simple words: support and encouragement. To find the right balance, you can watch your kids play or maybe even guide them. Moreover, while supporting your kids in team sports, you can help them learn about teamwork, sportsmanship and a lot other things and what better way to teach than by example? Winning isn’t everything. Do not force participation. Take active involvement. Bond over sports. Praise your child’s efforts. Sports as a way of life.
God, if any article personifies the generation growing up right now, it’s this. Let’s just cut the shit here and breakdown Shikha Desai’ painnnful article.
Winning isn’t everything
Hey Shikha, I can’t even tell what gender you are from your name, but have you ever played a sport in your life?? Have you ever reminisced with your buddies and bragged to colleagues about that one time when you got your dick/vagina smashed in during the State Championship and took 2nd place? Answer: absolutely not. Nobody gives a FUCK about the runner-up, so if there’s one thing that needs to be clear from day 1, it’s that you don’t lose.
Do not force participation
Shikha, do you wanna know what happens if you don’t force your son to play sports? They end up joining the glee club, playing with dolls, and next thing you know they’re going to prom with another dude. You are outside of your mind if you don’t think I’m forcing my son to be an 18 sport athlete. Don’t even care if 3 is the max.
Take active involvement
This one kind of goes without saying, except I’m not gonna be a god damn soccer mom in a minivan wishing all the kids good luck, have fun, enjoy the orange slices. No fucking way. There are two things that can happen to the coach’s son, A: they can be the clownshoe you hide in right field because he doesn’t possess an ounce of athleticism, or B: they can be first team All-State and get a full ride to ‘Bama by the time they’re done tee-ball. Choose wisely.
Bond over sports
Chicks dig the long ball. Chicks also dig douchebag athletes. Do the math.
Praise your child’s efforts
Ummmm nope…praise your child’s SUCCESSES. What’s that Junior, you botched the routine groundball to lose the state championship?…that’s cool, I’m just gonna be smoking grounders at your dick until it never happens again.
Sports as a way of life
Son, take a look around my office…do you see any pencil pushing nerds with corner offices? Nope…douchy athletes turn into douchy bosses, just the way it works in life. Case closed.
PS. Since WHEN does India have a newspaper?? Choo choo, the Third World train is coming into the station! All you First World motherfuckers better look out!