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Delusional Parent Disorder in Youth Sports

Definition of Delusional Parent Disorder:  Parents who have false or unrealistic beliefs or opinions about their children even when confronted with facts: “Watching Barb yell at her daughter after practice makes me think she suffers from Delusional Parent Disorder.” I am not a psychologist. To my knowledge, there is no confirmed condition called Delusional Parent Disorder (“DPD”).  I’m just a coach, but coaching all star cheerleading makes me sometimes wish I had a degree in psychology!  It would certainly help me to understand the thought process of some of the 2,000 parents who have kids in our programs.  Most of the parents...

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