We signed our son up for a Martial Arts program last August. We got in on the back to school special so it was only half the price of the regular class. That ended in february and we looked at a different program and he seemed like he would like it. We went to our first class since the end of february last night. When he got out of class he was in tears and stating that he never wants to go back. The big difference between the programs is the one he was in worked on the techniques but didn't really make the kids do them correctly and not a lot of one on one attention as they would have 20-40 students there ranging in ages from 5-50. This program is a much smaller group and a lot of one on one instruction which will be better in the long run, but they make sure he is doing the moves correctly. He was miserable and I feel that this is something that he definately needs to do because it will benefit him in every aspect of his life. Am I wrong to make him continue. I told him to just give it a chance and if he would like i would consider joining and we could do it together. Is this something that i should push him on or should we let him quit if he just doesn't like it after a couple more weeks. His dad told him to give it two weeks and we would revisit the discussion. My parents never pushed us. If we wanted to quit something then we were allowed to. There are things i wish they would have pushed us on. He is good at Martial Arts and I just don't want him to give up at this point just because this program is different then the other and expect more from him then the other one did. What would you do. He is 8 and I feel that he is at an age that he can learn that when things are hard and we work at it and accomplish our goal we feel good about what ever it was. What would you do if this was your child.Answer Question
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