Wednesday, August 21, 2013
OK, sports Moms, time to suit up again
About a quarter said the sports routine caused strife with the spouse--over time, money, driving, or bad performance by the kids.
Three-quarters said they were happiest when the season ended.
Also affected--the mothers' jobs and productivity.
Some even lost out on promotions.
Some other findings: Three-quarters would like less emphasis on the win-at-all-costs culture. More than half said this also affected their children's happiness.
The goal, one spokesperson said, was to bring families together--not tear them apart.
One solution--sports one day a week.
i9 Sports has that (surprise!). No mandatory fundraising, one game a week, no long trips.
Also--i9 emphasizes sportsmanship and fair play.
Parents also sign a pledge to not be creeps on the sidelines.