We're new to the world of childhood athletics, so sometimes I ask questions of my friends with older children . Last weekend, my friend Debbie told me that her son works as an umpire. He loves the game, enjoys children, works outside, and makes good money in a short time. The only problem? Parents. Some teen umpires end up calling games or even quitting their jobs because of angry and out-of-control parents.
Georgia Heard, in her inspiring book Awakening the Heart, teaches us to write about our concerns.
If you are a coach, know a coach, or have children playing sports, you might find this article by Bruce Lambin about How to Handle Parents useful.
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