Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Parents Need to Get A Grip at Youth Sporting Events.
Last month, a Pennsylvania man was charged with making terroristic threats after allegedly saying he would “put a bullet” in the head of the coach of his son's youth football team if his son was benched. Similarly, during a Memorial Day pee-wee baseball game a Long Island, N.Y. father threatened to beat up the opposing coach. The suspect than allegedly stalked and threatened the opposing coach and his family for months. Furthermore, numerous fights have occurred between fans at youth sporting events all too often.
Recent events scream for an attitude adjustment in order to keep matters in proper perspective. Consider the following quote by Charles R. Swindoll:
“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, the education, the money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company… a church… a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past… we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you… we are in charge of our Attitudes.”-Charles R. Swindoll
All suspects are innocent until proven otherwise in a court of law.