I really enjoyed reading Ryan’s piece about parents taking the fun out of sports for their children. I can totally relate to this because after years of playing softball, I have realized that are two sides to sports: the athletic and the political. I have seen many parents flat-out embarrass themselves over a bad call by the umpire or their kid’s playing time. As Ryan said, “Let’s start a new trend.” Parents should be more responsible and stop acting like children.
This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.