I signed my 1st grade daughter up for a little dribblers basketball team. The team will not actually be playing basketball against other teams, but they will be learning a dribbling routine to preform at high school game half times. Today was the first practice. There were about 20 girls her age there and only a few knew how to actually dribble the ball. My DD had a hard time doing it and keeping up, but so did more than half of the other girls. When practice was about half over, she started crying and refused to do it anymore. She wanted to go home and never go back to practice. I made her stay and watch the rest of practice and I want her to try again, but she is refusing because she thinks she's not good enough. What do I do? If I force her to go she is just going to stand there and cry the whole time. If I don't make her go she is going to feel bad that her friends got to do it and she didn't do it.
Asked by Anonymous at 7:46 PM on Apr. 21, 2010 in School-Age Kids (5-8)
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I wouldn't make my child participate in a sport she really didn't want to. I asked my parents to sign me up for soccer. I wanted to try it. Well, I HATED it with a passion. It truly depressed me to keep going with it. They let me skip the last two practices and games. I gave it a try, and HATED it. Sometimes we can't know how a child is really going to feel about a sport until they are actually IN IT. We live and learn. Had my parents made me do those last 2 games, nothing positive would have come out of it. I really HATED IT.
Answer by Anonymous at 10:16 PM on Apr. 21, 2010
My nephew really, really hated swim lessons, but his parents made him continue to go. Now he is 9th grade and is the fastest swimmer in all the area high schools. I guess they should have let him quit.
Answer by Anonymous at 10:30 PM on Apr. 21, 2010