The wrestling coach talked

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by Wiped Out, Jan 16, 2008.

  1. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    to the entire team about swearing and then said he had heard some were name calling based on appearance and made reference to differences, Asians, African Americans, blue hair, etc... He said if he hears of any more comments like that being made the person would be off the team. I'm paraphrasing because I wasn't there but husband was and said the coach handled it really well! He didn't single the boy out about using the N word but husband said the coach was very clear!

    Also a late update on another post-difficult child got to go back on patrol this week!
  2. Big Bad Kitty

    Big Bad Kitty lolcat

    Good and good! Sounds like the coach handled it very well! Kudos to him.

    Glad your boy is back on patrol.
  3. trinityroyal

    trinityroyal Well-Known Member

    Way to go, coach!

    Glad to hear that he handled things so well, and that difficult child is back on patrol.

    All the best,
  4. Nancy

    Nancy Well-Known Member Staff Member

    What a great coach. Wish we had more like him.

  5. Anna1345

    Anna1345 New Member

    THAT is the mark of a good coach!!! Kudos!
  6. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    Yep. Awesome coach. :thumbsup:

    And wonderful news about difficult child being back on patrol!!!!! :bravo:
  7. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

    I wonder if he can be cloned!!!!! DDD
  8. SaraT

    SaraT New Member

    Yes Virginia there are good coaches out there. :wink:

    Seriously, good for him, and good for son being back on patrol. :bravo:
  9. LittleDudesMom

    LittleDudesMom Well-Known Member Staff Member


    sounds like a very smart man!! Glad difficult child got back on safey patrol - can't hide the pride when they wear those belts and badges!


  10. timer lady

    timer lady Queen of Hearts

    :bravo: to coach!
  11. Marguerite

    Marguerite Active Member

    Good stuff! One way or another, kids need the opportunity to learn what is acceptable, and what is not.

    I freely admit - if I hadn't seen that particular Oprah show, I still wouldn't have realised that word was unacceptable.

    We do have equivalent words here, but mostly they have always been unacceptable.

  12. Coookie

    Coookie Active Member


    Yep.. good coach. :smile: We had a similar incident when I was in 3rd grade.. (a hundred years ago).. and I still remember the words my teacher spoke about it. :smile: Left a long lasting impression for the good.

  13. mum2JK&TH

    mum2JK&TH New Member

    :bravo: Way To Go Coach!
  14. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    He didn't single the boy out about using the N word but husband said the coach was very clear!

    Good. It works better not to do that. He sounds like a great guy.
  15. Star*

    Star* call 911

    More like him for sure - !!!!

    Glad your son is back in a position that makes him feel good about himself.

  16. 4sumrzn

    4sumrzn New Member

    That's great...glad to hear it :bravo:
  17. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Thanks Ladies! I talked to another wrestling mom who didn't know difficult child was involved. I wasn't there for the talk and she told me about the talk today. Said the coach really did handle it super well!