Judo :reluctance to carry on

(2 Posts)
ohh Wed 27-Aug-14 22:30:06

Darling Daughter has been doing judo at school since year 1 and has progressed to train with County level as has what appears to be a natural ability to do this martial art.
However she now whinges that she hates it every time she goes; like cannot be bothered as she is a bit inclined to be lazy; but compees really well once thre and is happy and not whingeing when goes home.

Hubby wants her to continue until she is 16, but she wants to stop now, she is 12.

Help! Half of me thinks no it would be such a waste as she has talent, the other poor thing she must really not like it even though good at it.

What would you do?

Smartiepants79 Wed 27-Aug-14 22:38:19

Can she explain why she doesn't like it? Have her coaches changed? Or is it simply a lack of commitment.
Obviously in the long run you won't be able to 'make' her go.
I would try and find out if there are underlying reasons for her whinging.
Then I would have a chat to make sure she understands why you think she should carry on and what she would be 'throwing away'.
Then I would make an agreement with her that she continues for 'x' amount of time without the whinging, tries to engage and find her enjoyment again and then you will think again after that.

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