Children's organized sports these days are way too serious. Highly demanding and require both parents and kids to make a huge commitment of time, energy and money.
Haven't we gone too far with practice til eight or nine o'clock on a school night, four to five times a week and games all hours of the weekend both days?
What happened to the days of two hours of practice a week with one game in the afternoon on Saturday? Did we not learn and play the same sports as they are?
There will come a day when our youngest daughter, the one we are in control of all her parental decisions, will want to play everything. But with all that has been said my husband and I have decided to limit her to one sport/activity at a time. I do not even plan on allowing games or practices on Sundays.
Do not get me wrong, it is important to encourage our kids to try various activities. These are great for building confidence and growing self- esteem. However I believe they need to remain a source of enjoyment not a source of pressure.
Let us keep this in mind as we head to the side lines this weekend to cheer them on.
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