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    On the subject of growing up...

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    Quote Originally Posted by gshaw View Post
    ... but isn't this something we learn to grow out of, say, after we are 12 years old?
    My wife and I went to see our nephew's hockey game last night. Some parent behind us (unfortunately, a parent of another kid on Nick's team) was verbally taunting a kid on the other team as he left the ice during a line change. I know the poor kid heard him because he turned around and looked into the stands. The next time that kid came out clocked some kid on Nick's team and drew a penalty. I wonder if he was remembering the verbal abuse he got a couple minutes earlier.

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    Re: On the subject of growing up...

    As a teenager I was taunted by a father of one of my teamates at a water polo game.

    Yes, I missed a penality shot. Yes we lost a very important game.

    I still remember the humiliation he heaped upon me. I was 17 and could have beat the snot out of him, but I didn't know how to deal with an "adult" screaming at me.

    I acted as a child and threw a dozen eggs on his house.

    I didn't miss once.

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    I had a teacher in the 4th grade that screamed continually at her class. It actually frightened me. As a result, I was very quiet little girl up until mid way through high school.

    I also had coaches in the 80s who taunted girls' body types and weighed them during practices (causing some of the girls to cry.) I actually remember being made to get on the scale about 5 minutes after my first (and last) junior national cut. But I digress, I think I'm now responding to the "what is wrong with people" question. Not sure what this has to do with growing up. Boy am I in heaven with the coaches I have now - completely different!

    Guess that there are worse things in this world that can happen to us.
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    Whether adults or kids, these are bullies. This type of verbal abuse does not make for a better athelete or a better person. My daughter dealt with a bully in when we moved to a new school by using a line that I kept telling her would stop this evil 7 year old in her tracks. "Does making other people feel bad make you feel better about yourself?" It did.

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    My friends with kids in baseball tell me that Little League and Cal Ripken have a very strict zero tolerance policy for this type of behavior and they've seen many parents escorted from the fields on the first offense. They say it has vastly improved the game for them and, more importantly, their kids. Maybe hockey, which isn't as popular here in Charlotte, could learn from baseball.

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    Re: On the subject of growing up...

    Quote Originally Posted by aquageek View Post
    My friends with kids in baseball tell me that Little League and Cal Ripken have a very strict zero tolerance policy for this type of behavior and they've seen many parents escorted from the fields on the first offense. They say it has vastly improved the game for them and, more importantly, their kids. Maybe hockey, which isn't as popular here in Charlotte, could learn from baseball.
    Geek, you a ninny. There are 80 yr olds with a faster breastroke than your backstroke. You should stick to triathlons where you swimming flaws can be hide amongst a pack of unskilled swimmers.


    I disgress. When I was in the 1st grade, my teacher told my parents that I was worthless and would never amount to anything. Didn't help that I had a speech impediment at that age.

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    Re: On the subject of growing up...

    Quote Originally Posted by thewookiee View Post
    I disgress. When I was in the 1st grade, my teacher told my parents that I was worthless and would never amount to anything. Didn't help that I had a speech impediment at that age.
    It's only because you turned me and Seth onto cheap B70s that I won't ask if that teacher also diagnosed your excessive hair issues.

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    Re: On the subject of growing up...

    Some jerks don't care if they hurt others , but pick on their kid & see what happens ??~!!

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