From popular CheerMaD Group

11 Apr

DISCLAIMER: This post isn’t about one person, one group or one gym and certainly isn’t isolated to cheering. But I promised to be authentic and autonomous and sometimes that means pointing out the negatives among all that is positive about being CHEERMaD.

The second trap that CHEERMaDs can fall into, and which Becky insists I avoid at all costs ~right after “Don’t be a crazy cheer mom” is~

“Avoid Cheer Drama.”

That’s cheer-speak for gossip.

No gym is immune to Cheer Drama but most do an excellent job of keeping it away from the cheerleaders (although as I recall, my high school squad could have done a better job at avoiding it).

But for this website’s purposes, it’s the CHEERMaDs who are at risk.

Found in waiting areas, lobbies and parking lots, Cheer Drama usually involves two or more who have nothing better to do than stir up trouble. And they might not even know they are doing it.

According to the psychologist Robin Dunbar: read more here

“Gossip is the human equivalent of ‘social grooming’ among primates, which has been shown to stimulate production of endorphins, relieving stress and boosting the immune system. Two-thirds of all human conversation is gossip, because this ‘vocal grooming’ is essential to our social, psychological and physical well-being.”

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