Well, oh well.
Mention kids and sports in the same sentence and people get their backs up. Take a stand and suggest that parents stop forcing their kids into sports against their will and you get a full-blown war. Okay, perhaps not a war, but definitely some strong opinions, that’s for sure.
I wrote this article shared on my blog and on Huffington Post about the growing league of “sports parents” who force their kids to participate in competitive team sports against their wills. I was not talking about parents who give their child a choice and opportunity to say “no,” but rather those who go beyond encouragement by not accepting “no” for an answer when the child is clearly unhappy participating.
Shortly after the article ran on Huffington Post, a producer for Huffington Post Live asked if I would come on air to defend my position. I strongly believe in standing by words that I’ve written so of course the answer was “yes.”
Watch the sparks fly and let me know what you think!
VIDEO: Huffington Post Live: Soccer Moms Are The New Stage Moms