An umpire’s position in a baseball game is similar to a parenting job.   Both are charged with explaining and delivering the rules to be followed.    If an individual can umpire fairly and consistently, the players will appreciate the effort and realize that you are there for the goodness and integrity of the game.  This approach also applies to parents and how they approach their children.  When the rules are applied consistently, children will cooperate and behave accordingly and feel better about themselves and what is being expected.  Be the best umpire you can in order to ensure that your family is respectful of each other and can enjoy each other.

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