Friday, February 22, 2013

I don't believe you have to be better than everybody else. I believe you have to be better than you ever thought you could be.

I must confess it has been a while since my last confession.  I really don't have much to confess.  The only thing I can say is that sometimes I think things are going to be the way they were in the past so I expect the worst and panic a little but everything turns out just fine.

Tomorrow, we have a competition in Miami and I am going to see a few Mom's that I haven't gotten in a long with in the past. I found something on another website that I thought I would share that I changed a little based on my experience regarding Cheer Mom Conduct.

Our kids look to us for leadership and guidance and how react they will follow.

Here are a few tips that I am going to use myself:

1. Show respect to all other teams whether you like the parents or not don't punish the kids. Just because you don't like the Mom doesn't mean you have to hold it against the child.  And just because we went to win doesn't mean we have to dislike our competition.  These teams and coaches have worked just as hard as we have to get where they are just like we have.
2. Respect your Coach.  Coaches sometimes make decisions that we don't understand our agree with.  The Coach is doing what is best for the team.  Back them 100%.
3. Always be nice and walk away.  We are confronted many times with coaches and teams that show poor sportsmanship.  The Best reaction is no reaction.  Smile and walk away.
4.  What do we do when our kids lose, we don't like to lose and neither do our kids.  Everyone likes to win but not everyone can.  As long as you know your child or their team did their best remind them they are winners!
5.  Dealing with Gym Drama, I don't know of any so their is nothing to stay out of it but this was something brought up on the site I came across.  Basically, if it doesn't involve your child....STAY OUT OF IT!  If you have an issue talk to the gym owner or coach, not the other parents.  If the gym owner is not receptive and you feel that you need to talk to other parents then this is not a gym you want to be in.  If you are not happy with your gym, there are any more out there especially here in this area.  There is a HOME for everyone.

I have had issues with Mom's in the past, I admit that but I must confess I like every one of your kids.  They are kids and they follow our lead and they are just kids and sometimes they say stuff they don't mean or just don't know how to express themselves yet.

Good Luck this weekend everyone!  I look forward to watching each and everyone of your children compete so I can cheer them on.

Peace, Love & Cheer