Killer, what are your scores like? I think you should compete in some gong tournament too so you can relate? Maybe it will take the obsession of you playing golf through your daughter
A parent shouldn't try to help child?
How many kids do you know who like to do everything that is good for them on their own, without prodding from parents?
Maybe this type of attitude is why Americans are falling behind the rest of the world in many things
You must be kidding. At some level you at least have to understand there are cultural differences at play here.
Much like there are different kinds of kids, there are different kinds of parenting AND coaching. The best coaches either 1) have their own method and mold the players to that, or 2) find a unique way to motivate each individual athlete. If you have the luxury of selecting your players, like Bill Belichick, you can be the same old A-hole and squeeze every bit of talent out of them. As a parent, unless you like adopting young athletes from broken families, you don't get to choose your team. It is given to you. So you have to find a way to motivate each one.
If your model is so perfect, then please tell us how every single premiere athlete was raised in this same high-pressure, demanding childhood. And how no child, ever, blamed their parents for pressuring them so hard they learned to hate the sport, and loathe their parents for it.
I am confused by your comment
are you replying to me?
yeah, I think almost every single premier LPGA tour player (except freaks like Thompson) grew up in a high pressure, demanding environment
do you disagree?
I have to agree at some point anyone who achieves anything in life and I don't care weather it Sports, Science or Business at some point the parents put pressure on the kids.
This is not to say that they were overbearing but parents do set limits and help kids make choices. I see lot my kids friends and the parents just let them watch TV and play video games all day. We set strict limits on that stuff and when they were younger it was hard. But my older daughter told me a few weeks ago that she doesn't understand how so many people waste their times on Video Games and she was glad I make her do stuff.
You have to be a parent first and sometimes that means knowing what best for you kids. With golf that means sometimes telling them to put down the video game and practice and sometimes realizing when there practicing too much which also happens.