Did you know I am the assistant soccer coach for Jacob's kindergarten team? Well I am. Tonight we had soccer practice and while I love all eight 6 year olds there is one little boy that .... eh ... drives me crazy. Seriously, he is mischievous. He is constantly kicking the other children's soccer balls away from them. He laughs at the other kids when they make mistakes. He hogs the ball and never passes to anyone.
To be honest his parents feed into him.
The rules for kindergarten soccer is that during every game every child plays goalie. His parents argue with the coach about putting him in goal because he should be scoring goals.
Tonight I had enough. This little boy actually spit on me!! Spit on me!
His dad was standing right there and did nothing.
I told the little one that spitting on someone is disgusting and if he does that again he will not be able to play in the game on Saturday.
Then after practice was over and the kids were leaving this child kicked Jacob's ball and then kicked Jacob in the arm.
Once again his dad was standing there. This time the dad told him to apologize. This child wouldn't and didn't apologize.
Jacob and I just left.
I am disappointed in the parents. They allow him to behave this way. He doesn't have any respect for authority either.
We wonder why children behave the way they do.
So now I wonder ... if this happened to you or your child what would you do?