My DS doesn't want to join a sports activity of any kind, which I am fine with. He is more of a cars, cars, cars kid! LOL and he loves anything to do with science, experimentation, outdoors stuff, etc. But there is nothing that is a group or club for him to join with other kids. But I feel like he needs that opportunity. I think I would have to almost force him to join it though...but it seems like he is getting bored at home all of the time.
What do I do?! Am I hurting him by him not being in any kind of extracurricular activity?
I went through the same thing with my son. I kept asking him all the time if he wanted to join this group or that activity because he was so shy and wanted to just stay at home and play by himself , and the answer was always no. I dropped it and he actually came to me in his own time and asked to be on the school bowling team and then it was soccer and then baseball. Once he saw how much fun it was, he just kept asking to join more things. I'd say to not force him, but keep nonchalantly telling him how much fun something might be for him and perhaps tell him about your own experiences in activities as a child.
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sahmamax2... he was in 1st grade when he joined the bowling team and then did soccer the next year and this past summer at the age of 8, he asked to play baseball.
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