Our little son is 12 years old. He suddenly spoke about how he wanted to go to some sports section. But which one – can not decide. And my husband and I, too, were confused, do not know what to offer. I am like
always, decided to approach the issue of choice, having studied all the information.
Return to swimming?
At an early age, our son was swimming. Then by 10 years he quit. We saw that this sport was tired, and not forced to continue. Then the son at one time was fond of football, but, as a familiar soccer player told us, it was necessary to start classes earlier.
There would be a moment when our son became interested in martial arts, read literature about them, studied theory, so to speak. But it did not go further. Now the son says that he does not want to fight.
Conversation with a physical education teacher
My husband and I were not lazy and went to school to talk with a physical education teacher about the question of choosing a sport for our son. After all, the teacher sees the makings of our child from the perspective of a professional.
The teacher gave us some pretty good advice. It turns out that at this age boys want extreme sports. He suggested climbing.
In our city there is a section where they are just engaged in such a sport. And it turns out that many of our son’s friends go there. It is very likely that our son just was afraid to tell us about his desire to practice this sport.
Do not be afraid – you need to act
After talking with the son at home, we realized that the physical education teacher was right. The son was very happy when he learned that we are not against his choice. On the same day, the husband and son visited the climbing section and learned what was needed to go to class.
And how we chose equipment! There was so much joy that my son, my husband. And after all, that a child needs to be happy – to be understood!
In the same section there are several other tourist destinations. This summer our son will go camping. There they will have a practice of climbing in real mountains! So many emotions, so many joyful experiences now not only with our son, but with us too!
I realized that we did the right thing, that I gave my son to the sport he liked. After all, a lot depends on it – our son has become a better student, he is trying to help my husband and I with household chores, I have become more mature. And my husband and I are very happy about this!
How did you choose sport for your child? Does he like to do what he chose?