Forcing children to do activities they dont want to do!!!!
Ok so I just need to vent a little and maybe get a little advice on what to do about the situation. My stepsons BM is forcing the kids to do activities they don't want to do and I really just don't think that is right. She is making the youngest play an instrument even though he is not that kind of kid and would rather be involved in other things. He tried band out last year and did not care for it and would like to try chess club out this year but she is forcing him to play an instrument. He is not into things like that. He would rather be involved in sports and things that keep him going. As for the oldest he is very smart and very much into music and not so much into sports but she insist that he play a sport. But he has so much on his plate between taking all ap classes which requires him doing at least 2 hours of homework each night not including all the projects he gets, symphonic band which has after school rehearsal once a week and requires the student to have a private tutor. I don't believe he should be forced to play sports if he would rather focus on school and music. I feel that she is trying to make the youngest be just like his older brother which is not fair to him and then trying to make the oldest be someone he is not by being involved in a sport. I just want the children to be able to do things they enjoy and not be forced into everything. Please any advice on how to deal with this would be greatly appreciated.