it's sad what parents are doing these days

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by virividox, Feb 10, 2004.

  1. virividox macrumors 601

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    i think that there are a lot of people in this world that need to just take a chill pill.
     
  3. Dippo macrumors 65816

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    How can we expect kids to grow up and stay out of trouble when their parents do things like this.
     
  4. wdlove macrumors P6

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    We had something worse than that here in the Boston area last year. It was at a hockey rink. Two dads were watching their sons practice. There was a disagreement over a call by the coach. The fathers were put outside the court itself. Another fight occurred. The larger father kept beating on the smaller. He died. The larger father was convicted of manslaughter and got about 10 years in prison. :(
     
  5. spinner macrumors regular

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    When stuff like this happens it makes me wonder if it is really worth have sports programs at the jr high and high school level. Personally, I don't think some parents are "grown up" enough to handle it.

    If incidents like these continue I would not be surprised if schools ban adults from attending activities. Kinda sad really. :(
     
  6. virividox thread starter macrumors 601

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    how can kids be told to act maturely and be good sportsmen/women when their own parents act to the contrary.

    but in defense, not many parents have such outbursts, its just sad that kids have to witness it.
     
  7. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    Philadelphia was really bad that way.

    A friend of mine was an umpire for little league baseball. You can't imagine how many times he was threatened. No one ever took a bat to him but it wouldn't have been surprising.

    Currently, I've been traveling around with the local high school wrestling team, photographing them. I must admit that these people are the nicest, most supportive sports parents I have ever met. As a matter of fact, some of the opposing teams parents have been a bit vicious with words, but there are no obscenities and certainly there is no violence. There, now I've said that there are two nice things about Floriduh. ;)
     

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