Your Feedback Please: Dealing with Difficult Parents


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I’ve recently had a number of phone calls with coaches who are truly exasperated with parents.

I know these coaches personally. They are tremendous human beings. I would want my own children coached by them. I can’t say it any clearer than that.

These coaches have years of experience and success.

And yet they are surrounded by a few parents who are simply blinded by selfishness.

It would seem these good coaches can do nothing right by these people. What is even more odd is that they are winning. These coaches are/were undefeated or close to it.

The kids of said parents are starters …

But unfortunately the selfish, vicious few can really take a toll on good hearts.

A few of these excellent coaches are seriously considering hanging up the whistle because these people are stealing the joy of coaching from them.

I’d like to ask for your opinion and insight … What would you tell these coaches? How do you/would you handle this grief that is becoming more and more common?

Yes, it would be easy to send those parents and their kids packing … but then again you might get a lawsuit …

What is the answer for the long term?

Please reply to this email and I will share your thoughts in a compilation response email in the future.

Thank you for your time and insight.

We need to encourage one another.

Virtue = Strength, Lou Judd 
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