Chirping Bird Syndrome – what the heck is that?
Anyone who has coached a children’s sports team will have had the pleasure to deal with it at some stage.
Chirping Bird Syndrome is that time when children want your attention and they constantly call out your name looking to get your attention, in other words, if your name is Dave you’ll hear:
“Dave, Dave, Dave”
And when one has a number of children singing it at once, it sounds like chirping birds in a nest.
Baby Robins Chirping For Food
And of course with children, it’s not food they’re after, it’s attention.
If one is in employment where one gets trained for this sort of thing and working with it all the time, but if not, it is something one learns to deal with experience, and hence I’ve purchased a book, which will arrive at some stage.
Attention Seeking – Nigel Mellor
It’s funny how things run in cycles, or how one can go for ages without situations arising, then all of a sudden, they appear out of the blue, and chirping bird syndrome is one such thing, and as the great lyrics once said.
“Last night I heard my momma singing a song, ooh, we, chirpy, chirpy, cheep, cheep”
Chirpy, Chirpy, Cheep, Cheep – Middle Of The Road
Don’t write lyrics like they used to, chirping bird syndrome, one of the quickest destroyers of the coaching process in children sport