Diseases, though often just pleas for attention, can seriously impede a child from performing his or her best. It is important that you sit down with your child and ask them whether they, or their friends from school, have any diseases you should know about. Reassure them that having a disease is perfectly natural, and that you won't love them any less if it turns out cholera has been the cause of all their lousy free kicks. Just remember: Knowing is half the battle. Your kid not sucking is the other half.
You blew it in your day. You were this close to winning state and then you threw that pick in the fourth quarter. Your dad was so disappointed that he left to go live with his second family in 'Nam. But despite any shame you might still feel, you can't count on your kid to redeem your own failed hopes and dreams. That's what Archie Manning did, and we all know how that turned out: neck surgery for Peyton. And you'll sure feel like a selfish jerk when your kid's going under the knife just to earn his old man's love.
Because even if you do lose your cool, people will just think you're just being silly.