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Parents: how to instill in the child a love for sport

The desire to start playing sports can not occur in a child by itself. Something should captivate the kid: the older brother’s story about training, watching interesting sports programs with parents, etc.

The son of Olya’s girlfriend at the age of six already had real biceps and was pulling up ten times – he followed in the footsteps of the dad-weightlifter. In our humanitarian footsteps there was nowhere to go, but the children still longed to touch the diversity of the world of sport. Soon our whole family life submitted to their sporting achievements.

Sport confidently enters the life of the family and is located in a businesslike manner. In spite of the fact that at first they agreed on “Study is the main thing!”, It gradually becomes normal to miss a couple of last lessons in school for the sake of tournaments and competitions. The trainer can call in the early morning on a day off and an hour to talk about motivation, using incomprehensible words like “partnership”. If at first you are told that the child has unique abilities, then the farther, the less they, apparently, remain – the child is less praised and increasingly demanded. You know everything about the coach – family composition, address of residence, habits and favorite words. And he, calling, inquires about the health of your newborn and advises medicine for throat. The grandfather loses his Saturday mate at the cottage – with the training mate. Family summer vacation has to be planned, given the month of compulsory sports camp. Shifting the vacation, you explain to the surprised boss: my son has a summer city competition.

Parents automatically become fans, they meekly change their plans for the weekend, so that at the next tournament they obediently shout aloud the name of the child. Parents of young football players are generally not a sight for the faint of heart. They hire a minibus for responsible competitions, they are stocked up as a fireman, and on the eve they draw posters all night and sew flags. In the game, they are so aggressively chanting chants and, breathing brandy pairs, whistling the enemy, as if they are not accompanying fifth graders, but defending the honor of the national team. Particularly scary mothers, plotting an altercation with the mothers of a hostile team: “Hey, you, do not whistle at my child, otherwise I whistle at your right now!”.

The middle son has been playing football since the age of eight. In the city, so indifferent to football, it is not surprising that a career in Zenit was not just his dream – an obsession. If there were no trainings, the son ran to the school field, squeezed and pressed the press endlessly at home, forcing all the household to give him passes: anything, from apple to toe. At 10, he was invited to two teams at once. In the first, children of wealthy citizens gathered – every month they went abroad to various commercial tournaments (at their own expense), and in the summer they went to a sports camp in Spain. We do not pull, we realized, and the son went to the second team. There, an elderly gloomy trainer didn’t notice a new player at point-blank level – for six months the son spent all away games on the bench. The boy’s enthusiasm faded away. He increasingly missed the matches of his favorite team on TV, and on the box with the image of the players of Barcelona painted all his faces with black paste. The husband cursed: “Ask the coach why he does not let you out, do not sit silently.” On the eve of a responsible match, the son did not fall asleep for a long time. “Mom, I’m so scared,” he finally admitted. – I went to the coach, and he said that he would give to play … but if I show myself badly, I will cure from the team. ”

Fears were in vain – the son and this time never came out on the field. No matter how difficult it is to part with your own dream, but any patience comes to an end. Once a son came running from school with the same gleam in his eyes. “They called me to the rowing section! he shouted, gladly uttering new words. “They said there are unique abilities!”

Opinion of parents
Grigory Seliverstov:

– In childhood, there were two schools near the house: art school and boxing school. I was sent to a boxing school, after 3 months I broke a nose in a sparring for one guy and they kicked me out. There was only artistic. As a result, the picture and design – this is my main income for today.

Polina Kostiuk:

– Sections are good! I myself went to sports dancing all my childhood: I don’t know how about my health (I was still sick all the same), but I had a train ride, I had many friends left. And I will definitely give my child to some one, but only if I am sure that he really likes it and that there is a good psychological situation.

Maria Kirillova:

– You need to attend sports sections, because there children not only improve their health, but also learn to lose and work in a team. I see with my daughter now problems with the spine, I should also give her to the section to strengthen my back. But the problem is that children need to be led to these sections, that is, the parent must be free during working hours, and few have the opportunity.

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