of kids who participate in athletics need to understand the old adage 'seen and not heard' and 'if you can't say something positive, keep yer yap shut'.
These are just kids and I understand that the parents are out there to support their children and that should be a good thing, but I'm absolutely appalled by what I hear coming from parents in the stands at my kids' games. Even at the elementary school level, the vituperativeness (is that even a word? The nastiness, anyway) of the criticisms of kids, coaches and officials is nauseating. Constructive criticism is one thing. Support is something else. What I hear coming from these parents is just...
it makes me sad.
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