Chess Parent Anxiety

It’s really tough being a chess parent, you have all the worry and uncertainty of the game but without much power to influence the outcome. And I realize when I see this clip that even if your child becomes World Champion there’s still an element of anxiety:

So how does one cope with this stressful situation? I’m convinced that it’s best to stay at a safe distance and meet both victory and defeat with encouragement, hugs and a celebration trip to your local Wagamama restaurant.