Health Tip: Be a Good Sport

Show good sportsmanship at your child's games

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(HealthDayNews) -- If you're a parent, it's only natural for you to cheer for your child when he or she is playing baseball, soccer or hockey. Just make sure you're a good sport about it.

You should keep your emotions under control. If you start to feel upset, take a walk or go to the concession stand to cool down, advises Children's Hospital Richmond.

Teach your children to accept officials' decisions, even if they don't agree with them.

If an adult near you seems to be losing his or her cool, consider moving to another area in the stands. If you believe someone may do something violent, talk with other calm adults so that you can all intervene, if necessary. If there are security staff at the game, advise them of any potential problems.

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