Ten Commandments for Parents of Youth Showing Animals
Bar None Meat Goats - Ten Commandments for Youth Showing Livestock - a parents guide
- Thou shalt not feed, train, and take care for the animal for thou art trying to teach the child responsibility.
- Thou shalt forgive a child for making mistakes in the showring for thous hath made mistakes too.
- Thou shalt not get mad when thy child forgets items in the showbox for one day thou may forget the showbox.
- Thou shalt help the show management for they are doing a job that thou would not want to do.
- Thou shalt see that thy child is on time for all show activities for thou would not want to wait on another.
- Thou shalt make sure thy chid has animals entered and registration papers in order by the designated time.
- Thou shalt teach thy child that winning a blue ribbon is a desirable goal but making friends along the way is a more worthy goal.
- Thou shalt not complain about the judge for it is THEIR opinion that is has been sought.
- Thou shalt remember that animal science projects are teaching projects, not necessarily moneymaking projects.
- Thou shalt remember that the livestock project is a family project that shall be enjoyed and supported by the entire family.
- (This one I added) Thou shalt have fun, and enjoy showing whether we win or lose.
- Credit to : Clyde D. Lane Jr.
- Extension Specialist
- University of Tennessee