I would like to spin off another thread "Should the parents be a negative factor"
HM parents are a fact of life. Many of us can avoid them most of the time, but those who coach them cannot.
No one wants to deal with the HM parent, and too often the kid gets the raw end of the deal.
For once let's not place any blame. Let's look for ways to defuse the HM problem. Any ideas are welcome.
First, I'll ask a couple of questions that can affect the process
Do you believe the HM parent has any desire to recognize themself and change?
Do you believe the HM parent would welcome suggestions on how to achieve their goal in less intrusive ways?
Do you believe that trying to help the HM is butting your nose into someone else's business?
We have a lot of baseball experience on this board, perhaps we can find one or two folks who have been successful at defusing the HM problem and are willing to share their ideas.