Judo :reluctance to carry on

(2 Posts)
ohh Wed 27-Aug-14 22:30:59

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?

frazmum Thu 28-Aug-14 20:08:56

She's becoming a teenager and would like to do what she wants, not what is expected. Regardless of whether she actually enjoys herself once she's there (teenage logic!).

Would her instructor have a talk with her? Or tell her that to keep up her exercise she'd need to swap it for something else (and hopefully she'll go for the easy option of continuing the martial art).

I don't think at that age you can force her to go as they do start to feel more tired as puberty kicks in, plus depends also on what her friends are doing.

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