As parents, it’s important to remember that you should set an example of handing your emotions instead of letting your emotions handle you. This is a lesson your child can take into the game as well.
The pressure and heat of competition bring out the best and the worst in athletes and parents. I’ve been amazed to see parents who always seem so calm, go berzerk at their child’s games. Kids are not the only ones who need to work on handling their emotions.
It’s easy for me to sit here typing at my computer and tell you to “Calm down” or “Stop getting so carried away”. Instead, I’d like to actually give you three tips, or tools, to use next time you feel your blood pressure rising and the emotions starting to spiral downward.