PROTECTING YOUR KID'S SELF ESTEEM IN SPORTS AND THE PREFORMING ARTS
You know that scene where the mom or dad is yelling at the coach, staring down the competition, or screaming at their own child? It is a train wreck of parenting, and sadly for many, considered entertainment at its finest.
When it's on TV, you can switch the channel. But what do you do when the "dance mom" comes to life, and worse, into your life?
About a year ago, my little girl was asked to be in a fashion show. She had never laid eyes on a fashion show, so the first run through was a bit daunting and she was scared. The designer was supportive and encouraging, and we all knew she just needed to get comfortable. When my daughter and I walked back for another fitting, another mother leaned in towards my then-five-year-old to give what I assumed would be encouragement...