My 11 y/o loves softball. So when they said they were going to do a Fall Ball league, she was eager to sign up. She knew her regular coach couldn't do it b/c of the days the games are on. Well, we have practices on Sat. mornings at 10am & games on Sundays at 9am & 11am (double headers) She was so hard to get up this morning & kept saying she wanted to quit. I know it was b/c she was tired. But I told her she needed to follow thru with her commitment, the money has been spent & this is a good learning experience for her. This coach is teaching them skills she didn't get with her regular coach. It's only for 6 wks. & next year we won't sign up for Fall League. If anything, this is a learning experience for her, but she's not seeing it that way.
Would you let your child quit, or make them stick it out?
Answer by Ballad at 2:50 PM on Sep. 14, 2013
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Answer by QuinnMae at 1:29 PM on Sep. 14, 2013
Like Quinn said, she has people depending on her. I have an after school choir. It says right on the sign up sheet, that you are making a commitment, are expected to come to all rehearsals and performances. If you can't make that commitment, don't join. I still end up with kids who quit. I also had a mom who made her son continue, and he was miserable the entire time, so there is always that problem too.
Answer by musicmaker at 1:49 PM on Sep. 14, 2013