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Idaho middle school parents have to be careful not cheer for their basketball players. No shouts for joy or words of encouragement allowed… otherwise, they’ll be remanded to the PENALTY BOX!

Now I can understand not allowing demeaning and derogatory statements to the kids. But not allowing encouragement?

School administrators say it’s too distracting to the players. Cheers are distracting? Isn’t teaching them focus actually part of the game?

Coddling our children is not healthy and does nothing to prepare them for the real world. I can see nothing beneficial in this policy. What about you? Let me hear your thoughts!

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Tammy Messina

Christ following, wife, mother, grandmother, and small business owner with passions for holistic wellness, gardening, raising critters, and preserving our Constitutional liberties especially free speech, religious freedom, and the 2nd Amendment. God gave me the most wonderful husband, who I love dearly and am grateful to have the opportunity to work with every day as his Producer in this Real Side venture. When you see my posts, they are truly mine. So please don't hold him accountable for what I write. Contrary to what some say, I'm not a Stepford wife. I have my own opinions and am willing to share some of them here.

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