Okay, please listen up now. We’ve got something super important to tell all you moms and dads out there. So here’s the thing. We know that you have the best intentions but c’mon how would you feel if we started yelling the minute you mess up and fail? We see this happening all over the world now children stop playing sport because of pressure to do well from their parents. It takes all the fun out of playing and improving on the pitch. You want us to try harder? Well, we are trying. We don’t go into a game not trying our hardest. Do you really think you’re helping by telling us what to do every minute on the pitch? What do we learn from that? If you really want us to grow just take a step back and let us get on with it. We’ll work it out. Don’t get carried away and go crossing the line. Remember you’re not our coaches. Just be our moms and dads. Encourage us but don’t give instructions. If you really want us to learn hard work determination and to never give up That’s going to happen through the good and the bad. This is our game. We don’t need your advice. We want to figure it out ourselves out there. And after a match whether we’ve won or lost the only thing I need to hear you say is “I love watching you play”. Celebrate the game. Let us play.