Nicole Davies

Hello! My name is Nicole and I am a Marine spouse and mother of three daughters, ages 16, 10, and 7. I have been a stay-at-home mom most of their lives while also pursuing my Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. In the past I have worked as a social worker for child welfare in the state of Pennsylvania. I have also taught preschool for ages 2.5 - 4. During my master’s program I interned as a therapist at an inpatient psychiatric hospital working with adults, teens, and kids. My ultimate goal is to become an independently licensed therapist. Our family has lived in Onslow County for 10 of the last 15 years, which has given my children a stability that is rare among military families. While NC has been my home for several years now, I am still a Yankee at heart! I will always choose a Philly cheesesteak over a pulled-pork sandwich. In addition to taking care of my family and my educational pursuits, I enjoy traveling to destinations near and far; a novel in which I can get lost; and chatting with friends over a good cup of coffee.

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Poor Showmanship Among Some Parents!

Poor Parental Showmanship!

Some parents at high school sporting events should be ashamed of themselves.  It just amazes me how some parents handle themselves when their son or daughter is participating in a high school sport.  Poor showmanship seems to be a common act of childish behavior among some adults.

We recently attended a wrestling tournament among area high schools, and sat a few seats down from some of the most obnoxious parents.  I could not believe the way some of the parents spoke to their children.

Many of the comments coming from parents about their own children sounded quite rude.  I heard one parent call their son a sissy, a baby, and a scaredy cat.  You could look right into their son’s eyes and see he was upset and ashamed.  He seem to be upset because of the obvious.  He was not winning his match and his father was not happy.  He was ashamed because his father was shouting rude remarks to his son and to the referees.  I just can’t get over how some parents get so upset.

Of course all parents want to see their child win.  However, you also want to see your child lose at times because it just makes them a little humble. We all need to feel a little humble once in awhile.  Besides playing a sport should be fun at times and not always so serious.  How do you feel about parents who are so serious about their teen playing in a high school sport?  Are you one to feel so upset when your son or daughter loses?  Some parents act so ridiculous!

Have you seen some examples of bad sportsmanship? How did you handle the situation?

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2 Comments on “Poor Showmanship Among Some Parents!”

  • Karen February 4th, 2012 11:22 pm

    I agree. There are parents who go too far. Katie came home from cheering at a basketball game recently and said there were parents from the other team heckling the girls while they stunted and tumbled. I couldn’t believe it. I think it’s a good thing I wasn’t there! I think you see the best and the worst from both parents and kids at sporting events. Usually the good outweighs the bad, fortunately.

  • tia February 6th, 2012 6:04 am

    Hi Karen, Yes I do want to believe the good outweighs the bad. I usually do see both sides when I attend sporting events. It just amazes me how some adults act very childish, more so than the teens. Thanks for your comment. Tia

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