Our boys’ football coach has quite a mouth.:tsktsk: What to do, what to do. They are 9 and 10, and he’s an otherwise really great coach. He has high expectations for them, but is always very positive when they don’t perform. He treats them like his own kids, and we’ve always liked him quite a lot; even going out of our way to get our kids on his teams. I’ve noticed before that he says things like, “You played a h***uva game” or “a d*** good game” things like that, and although I don’t love it for this age, I’ve overlooked it because of all his other good qualities.
My question is, where should I draw the line, and if he crosses it, what should I do? Recently he said, “I swear to God…”, and tonight it was “bulls***.” It’s always nice and clear for all the boys and their parents to hear. Honestly, I wouln’t let my kids watch a movie that had this kind of language in it, and I hate to think of what it might do that this is someone they are encouraged to admire and respect. I don’t know if this is common for him during practice, and am hesitant to ask the boys for fear of drawing their attention to it. They are homeschooled, and don’t have as much exposure to profanity as some other kids might.
Their last game is on Saturday, so this may soon become a non-issue, but we’d like for them to continue on his teams in the future. What would you do? Am I making a big deal about nothing, or should I do something about this? I haven’t informed dh about these last two “infractions” because he’s at work right now. I’m not sure what he’ll say.