Most parents and coaches want the best for their kids by being supportive, interactive role models, helping children have fun while reaping the benefits of playing sports. And that’s what children want out of sports too. But sometimes, adults get carried away with the excitement of a big moment.
McKinney ISD Superintendent Rick McDaniel launched the McKinney ISD Lives Kind Initiative (“Live Kind” for short) to make sure his students experience—and extend—kindness daily. The initiative aims to promote compassion throughout the district, from students to faculty members.
In the short term, having a parent who is addicted to drugs or alcohol can make a child lose his sense of self. He may be embarrassed to bring friends home. Long term, children with parents who suffer from addiction have an increased incidence of academic problems, mental illness, criminal behavior and early use — and abuse — of the same substances that bind and restrict their parents.