the slow-motion train wreck of parents living vicariously through their kids

When I was in little league, my coach was thrown out of one of my games for threatening to assault the umpire.

As a pre-teen, I played a round of golf with an accomplished golfer-peer who practiced daily at his father’s behest. After missing the green on an approach shot, in a rage he broke his golf club over his knee.

When I was in high school, during a sports tournament a parent from my academy was thrown out of a game for cursing at officials.

Another time after a similar set of incidents, the school board from the same institution legally barred a parent from attending any f

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