Parents of Youth Sports When it comes to youth sports and parents, things can get out of hand. “The tightrope that parents of sporting prodigies have to walk between encouraging their child to fulfill their potential and pushing them too far – possibly to the brink of damaging their mental or physical health” (Garner, 2010). Pushing children into a sport or sports that they do not want to compete in, or spending large amounts of money and time to make them the athlete the parent never was, is part of the problem with sports parents today. Parents of youth sports today may be taking it too far when it comes to their child playing sports and may be losing focus on what counts. When it comes to parents of youth sports, they can start out with the best intentions in mind, but can result in not finishing with the same intentions.
They may experience sadness and believe that they will never have a real or whole family again. To them, “normal life”, is a thing of the past and they are often unable to see any positive outcomes from the chaos in their life caused by their parents. If sadness of this nature is not addressed properly and is sustained for too long it can develop in to stress and/or depression. Anger can also occur if the child doesn’t fully understand or agree with the circumstances of a divorce, leading them to resentment often times causing them to act out. Being put under a lot of pressure to behave as if nothing is wrong is not fun and can cause children to avoid facing the problem by distracting themselves all in an effort to ignore the issue.
The child could also feel a sad disappointed feeling because their parent won’t give them the attention a child should be receiving or a child could just be being neglected all together possibly by the parent just not caring, but I will tell you all about these things in my paragraphs below. First, Physical abuse: where a parent physically hits the child. The child will have unexplained burns, bites, bruises, broken bones, or black eyes. Also if the child screams and fusses that they don’t want to go or when the time comes to go home. A child could also feel as if any adult that approaches then could be harm to them.
In which case, their children feel sore when they are not given the money they want to purchase the latest advertised product, regardless of the fact whether their parents can afford to pay for it or not. “The bulk of the advertising directed at children today has an immediate goal. ‘It’s giving them a specific reason
This could be a struggle because some parents live their dreams through their children and that pressures them to do more than they are capable of doing. More stress is being added to that because they want to have friends and make their parents happy and it can be hard for them to make time for studying and hanging out with friends. Most times these teens have a fear of failure and are under a lot of stress. If they feel like they have failed at something that their parents would be disappointed about they could feel like they aren’t good enough or just have unhealthy thoughts about themselves and they could end up being depressed or will do unhealthy things. Peer pressure is another challenge teenagers face.
These children, when absent, aren’t choosing to be missing a practice or game…they only miss due to a family event or a game for another team, never because they simply don’t want to be there. At this age, kids try new sports and are improving their skills as an individual; if a child doesn’t receive a medal for that, then I don’t know what we are teaching our youth. Being on a team teaches kids much more than just individual skills, however. No matter what age, children learn how to respect others (teammates, good sportsmanship, and coaches), put in effort on and off the court, and dedication. It is the coach’s job to instill these values upon kids, and if they do not do so, they should be the ones not awarded.
Parents could also not be very supportive of how well we are doing and only want us to be in a sport because of the chance of getting a full scholarship to college. When parents do these things it is putting extra pressure on the athlete. It also makes an athlete afraid to make a mistake for fear of letting down their parents. Sports contribute to a person’s wellbeing. By being physically active through a sport or other activity we are reducing the risk of developing high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, respiratory problems, and some cancers.
That includes the kids who want to run wild, and for the parents that want perfection. One must compromise with the parents and their children; this comes with the responsibility of making sure the kids have a good time but at the same time, abiding by most of the already set house “rules”. Sometimes babysitters have to bend the rules in order to be the best. Follow this instructional paper and anyone can be a successful and rich babysitter. Just remember no one said this was going to be easy, it’s not something that can be picked up quickly; it requires the balance of fun, cleverness, and skills.
The behaviors whether verbal or nonverbal, cause a child to be mentally manipulated or bullied into believing a loving parent is the cause of all their problems, or the enemy to be feared, hated, disrespected and avoided. Hostile parenting deprives children of their right to be loved by, and showing love for both of their parents. It is a severe form of child abuse, which puts the children in fear of their own parent. The child living in such an abusive environment is taught hatred, which will affect them for the rest of their lives. Hostile Parenting destroys a loving relationship between a parent and a child, in a way that affects the child in all aspects of their life.
As a parent and teacher we have to make sure that we push children to their limit and make sure that we award them too. Shame & Doubt will make children her on the inside and out, so we must try to never make them feel in such a way. In Erikson’s third stage of personality development initiative will add to self- pride, which gives a child he right to be active.