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    Quote Originally Posted by delirium View Post
    I also forgot to add that in our house we deliberately have no extra activities in the first year of school. They come home tired, sometimes overwhelmed and imo it's too much in the first year.
    I think that's a great idea. As much as I want DS to do extracurricular activities, I think I may hold off for at least the first half a year and see how he goes and possibly even the rest of the year. DS stayed back in kindergarten so he's turning 6 at the start of prep, so he may be able to cope once he settles in given that he's just that little bit older.

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    Yuck. I'm having flashbacks to my soccer Saturdays as a 10 year old. I hated the getting up, wearing the not-warm-enough uniform in winter, I sucked at soccer, our team always lost.....me and my brothers played it not because we had any interest, but because our parents told us we had to play a sport, they thought it would be good for us. It wasn't my thing, I took up running later on and did quite well, and still maintain some level of fitness with the occasional jog.

    If your son was older, begging to play AFL and had a passion for the sport, I might think you were a bit harsh. But he isn't, someone else who won't have to drag their butt out of bed thinks it will be a good idea.

    "Because I don't wanna" doesn't make you selfish, just human, and our time doesn't just belong to our children (even if they get most of it)

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    This is a really good idea, then a sport can be chosen that everyone is happy with and suits everyone time wise for training sessions.



    Quote Originally Posted by mrsdj1234 View Post
    Sorry to be intruding in the single parents section, but I have an idea for the OP.
    Could you talk to your ex about doing a multi sport group instead of auskick? There are several companies that do multiple sports in the one program, all designed for littlies to try out numerous sports.
    This way he'll try AFL but also other sports like soccer, netball, basketball, athletics, etc. They are also only one session a week, so don't have to invade on your weekend time.

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    If only you could just say no when dealing with an ex :s

    Have you suggested swimming lessons to him? Maybe when presented with an alternative he'll be more receptive.

    Or saying we're writhing on his ball skills at home, but I'm concerned that the organised sport will make him get bored of it now. Next year he'll be able to enjoy and focus more...

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    I get what your saying. I'm an avid soccer player- DS...not so much. He wanted to do Tai Kwan Do. Now, I can't think of anything more boring! It looks totally boring to do and is totally boring to watch! But, its what DS wants to do.

    I only have one rule. No rugby union until he can sign his own insurance forms. That's just because I'm a Mum and I think it's too rough- probably not a logical argument for some, but for me- yes.

    I would talk to FOB and suggest that you both leave it up to your son to choose. Give him a list of maybe 3 things- your pick, FOB pick and a random. Than tell him he can pick one thing to do for the season out of those, but the one he picks he must complete for the term/season (whatever you pay for). Than let him choose.

    I know you don't think there are as many benefits to a team sport as there are to a martial arts, but I beg to differ. Team sports teach kids the value of a team player, of working together to achieve a goal, I don't think there is as much socialisation in martial arts as there is in team sports. Than again, martial arts has its own set of advantages- I beleive it builds great confidence and self-esteem. In the end though- allow him to choose how he spends his spare time, there'll likely be a time where he will choose to do martial arts and a whole lot of other sports and activities.

    Unfortunately I don't think it's fair to say that you can only do sports and activities that I want you to do.

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    Could be worse. He could of wanted him to play cricket. Zzzzzzz

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    Could be worse. He could of wanted him to play cricket. Zzzzzzz
    Omg, I hope DS doesn't want to play cricket! If he really wants to then of course I'll take him, but I agree....zzzzz *yawn*


 

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