How a Hockey Coach Made Me a Better Parent

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My 10 year old son was throwing a fit on the hockey rink.

The Mom in me was nauseous. This was, in my opinion, a major regression of behaviour I thought we had buried. He hadn’t acted this frustrated in months.

The other team scored again during his shift. His anger and outbursts were exponentially growing.  I was ready to blow, I was ready to walk across that ice and drag him home.

It was an exchange from a relative stranger who totally diffused my anger.  It was one sentence from a hockey coach that completely changed how I was dealing with the situation.  One sentence that made me see the positive in what I thought was a negative.