Do Little League parents need anger management classes?
Now that March is here, springtime is just on the horizon – and that means the return of such treasured outdoor activities as little league. However, if you have an anger management problem, what should be a fun, educational and esteem-building event for your child may turn tense and embarrassing.
As a parent, it’s only natural that you want your son or daughter to succeed in whatever endeavor they choose to pursue. Issues may arise, though, if that earnest wish manifests itself in the form of rage – whether it is directed toward the coach who keeps your child on the bench, or a referee that made a poor judgment call. In some instances, you may even focus this negative emotion on your own child because of a mishandled play.
Remember, these events are not about your own athletic ambitions, or the end result of any specific game. They are simply an opportunity for your child to learn how to work with others, develop their athletic abilities and perhaps establish a love for the sport that will last their whole lives. By getting into an altercation with a team official or another parent, you may overshadow all of these benefits.
If you are concerned that you may not be able to control your temper this spring, now is the perfect opportunity to invest in an anger management program that will likely help you in many other areas of your life as well. By learning a few strategies to stop yourself from lashing out at others, you’ll be better able to avoid unnecessary conflicts in any setting, be it professional or personal.
At Conflict Coaching & Consulting, we provide online anger management courses that have been designed to address a wide range of scenarios, and can be completed at your convenience.