We talk about body language on the golf course as a parent and being aware of things you do that upset your daughter without realizing it, well just a little insight, there are going to be some cases that it doesn’t matter what you do, it is NEVER going to be the right thing and we are going to find a reason to make it an issue. To be honest though, sometimes that’s just a golfer’s mentality as well, when you are out there putting so much blame on only yourself because it is truly just you out there, it is easy to sometimes seek ways to blame someone or something else just to give yourself a little break. As teenagers, most don’t have the maturity yet to handle their emotional reactions, so just try to find a middle ground that you will be more conscious of things you do, but that she does have to try and accept responsibility for how she reacts.
I’ll never forget seeing my dad on the cart path swinging his little stool like a golf club and my first thought was always “he’s trying to figure out what I’m doing wrong” when in reality he was minding his own business, thinking about his own golf swing and what he needs to do better. So again, sometimes no matter what you do when it comes to a teenager (and even once she goes on to play in college and maybe even on Tour) it is NEVER going to be the right thing, as I am sure many of you have learned by now.