Tuesday, April 21, 2009

What I Learned This Week - Choices

When you give your child all her options, she will choose what is best for her.

As parents we want what is best for our child. We want to be able to say 10 years from now, that we gave her every option that was out there. She was able to experience everything the world has to offer. How can that happen if we don't give our children options.

Boo has been participating in one activity for 4 years, and she is only 7. We want her to try different things, to see what she really loves to do. Plus, she seems bored and only wants to be there to play with her friends. Well, one of her friends won't be back next year, and another is moving to a different class. She realized that it wouldn't be the group of 6 that have been together since day one.

What does she want to do...play football...or hockey. I think Boo wants to hit someone.

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sarah said...

We have tried all sorts of activities. If she really likes one, stick with it. My youngest is trying to get out of gymnastics but the problem is that I think she is really good at it. It was easy with the older one since it wasn't her thing. What to do when you see talent? How hard do you push, you know? I told her she has to at least go through the beginning of the summer since we paid for it.

Have a great week.

Anonymous said...

So true. I'm worried that my 5 year old wants to do too many things and that she won't learn how to do one thing well.

Shannon (muzbeecrazy.com) said...

Kiki has been all over the place as far as sports trying a little bit of everything. Tonight is her first Lacrosse practice and I'm anxious to see how it goes. Let us know what Boo picks!!

Hairline Fracture said...

That's funny that she wants to play football or hockey.

Julie from Inmates said...

Football or hockey... that's very interesting. Who knows? She could take the hockey or football world by storm!!! =)