Do you try to get your kids to chose a sport b/c you played it?
Nope not at all. I am not a big sports person. My parents never encouraged me to be. My kids play lacrosse and we did not even have that as a sport. I thought my husband would but he has done really good. He has Not pushed any of our kids.
I was so bad at gymnastics a a child the coach told my mom to take me out because they were afraid I would hurt myself... my daughter has been doing it for more than 7 years (she was 9 in November) and she loves it. My son just switched from gymnastics to basketball, and he will probably add martial arts. I'd love for the kids to do sports I did (tennis, soccer) but they are not really accessible here - the one tennis court near us has grass growing out of it. The other was turned into an elementary school garden. Soccer is not available through the community - just at the Y. I'm glad to see that the kids are finding sports that make them happy!
I admit I tried.I loved being in gymnastics and tried to get the girls to join but they wouldnt
No. I wasn't too into sports growing up. I played soccer for 2 years in elementary school and that was it. None of my kids have played soccer outside of phys ed class.
My kids decide what they want to try/play. If we can do the schedule I will sign them up.
No. The activites I did were because it was what my family could afford. That doesn't mean I didn't enjoy them, just that I would ahve liked to have tried other things as well, but couldn't.
I would rather my children do something they hold a real interest in, rather than just "because it is there".
Quoting Roo1234:No. The activites I did were because it was what my family could afford. That doesn't mean I didn't enjoy them, just that I would ahve liked to have tried other things as well, but couldn't.I would rather my children do something they hold a real interest in, rather than just "because it is there".
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No,my kids are athletic, I'm not. I was a cheerleader and a curler. My DS (12) plays football,basketball, and baseball. My DD (9) is a competitive swimmer, and plays basketball and softball. They're both also good golfers. At 9, my DD can already legitimately beat me in basketball...I'm pathetic! They get their athleticism from my husband who was a 3 college sport athlete.
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