What do you do while your kid is at practice?
DS1 is playing basketball through his school. He has practice twice a week. We live out of district, about 20 minutes away. It's a very small town that has all of 2 bars and a teeny grocery store. It's also winter and cold. So ds2 and I sit to the sides and play games or read books or talk to the other families waiting there. Practice is only an hour long and I'm not about to drive home for 20 minutes.
I've always stayed for his practices and never thought anything of it. A few days ago I read on FB, a post from the wife of the basketball coach (she helps coach and does it all when he can't be there) complaining about the parents staying at practice because it made her uncomfortable. I never get involved, I'm not the parent who yells instructions at my kid during practice.
Last night was his first night of wrestling practice through our town's rec program. Every kid had at least one parent there the entire time (again, off to the side waiting quietly) and the wrestling coach had no problem at all with it. I assume its probably mainly the difference between a parent volunteer coach and an actual coach-coach.
So I'm curious, do you stick around at practices or just drop off?