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Worried about DS not progressing at Trampolining class

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Charlee Thu 25-Sep-08 16:19:30

DS (4) has started a trampolining class, DP takes him as we thought it would be a good father son activity for them, however DS is badly behaved at the classes run's away or just wont do what the instructor asks him.

All the other childen are now working towards thier trampolining badges but ds isn't even begining because he refuses to do anything he's asked.

Dp has now said after today he wont take ds to the classes and i will have to as his behaviour is very embarassing, which i am fine with but now i do worry its not good for thier relationship.

I know i shouldn't compare ds to the others and it is the first class thing he has been to but i worry that all the others are progressing and ds isn't.

TrinityRhino Thu 25-Sep-08 16:21:40

maybe he just doesn't like it

he is only 4, maybe a little young for structured lessons in something he hasn't asked to do

TheSmallClanger Thu 25-Sep-08 16:23:03

He's still very little. Does he even like trampolining? The persistent running away would tell me that he didn't really want to do it. Couldn't DH do a more unstructured father-son activity, like a football kickabout in the park? It's lovely he wants to be involved in this way, but it sounds like your DS isn't getting much out of it.

Spatz Thu 25-Sep-08 16:24:12

Is there lots of waiting to have a go? My 2 had to wait for about 15 mins between each go which is very long for them. Lots of discipline problems in the class.

PoorOldEnid Thu 25-Sep-08 16:24:53

sorry but lol at this

4 is miles top young

FluffyMummy123 Thu 25-Sep-08 16:24:57

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themildmannneredjanitor Thu 25-Sep-08 16:25:05

he's 4.

at 4 trampolines are for messing about on in the garden.

he needs his dad to just play with him rather than do structured classes.

ellingwoman Thu 25-Sep-08 16:25:18

I'm not sure what you're asking.

Of course he won't progress if he's not doing what he's asked to.

Why can't your dp handle him?

If he doesn't want to go there is no point in forcing him and if he does want to go then tell him to start behaving or he won't go any more.

Charlee Thu 25-Sep-08 16:26:25

Well Ds says bhe like it and is really reluctent to get off the tramploine when its not his turn and when he is made to this is when he runs away, he doesn't have muhc of an attention span so when its not his go he runs off.

I didn't think they would be doing awards and badges as they are all only 4 but i worry he is going to look bad or come across in a bad way becuase he isn't interested in doing special jumps and moves he just wants to bounce about like a loon grin

Marne Thu 25-Sep-08 16:26:40

Is tramplolining important?

Let the poor lad leeve if he wants to, he's only 4, my 4 year old would'nt stand around waiting to go on a trampoline.

belgo Thu 25-Sep-08 16:26:41

You're wasting your money making a four year old go to classes that he obviously doesn't want to go to.

belgo Thu 25-Sep-08 16:27:38

it's normal for a four year to want to bounce around like a loon on a trampoline, rather then do special jumps.

Charlee Thu 25-Sep-08 16:28:21

ellingwoman that wasn't a particualry constructive post.

I wasn't asking anything i was just seeking some advice and reassurence as i was worried about it.

My DP can handle him fine but like every 4 yr old he is boystrous and can misbehave sometimes.

I will ask him awhat he wants to do and speak to the instructr see what he feels is best.

I agree 4 is to young.

LIZS Thu 25-Sep-08 16:29:37

does it really matter ? Is he even at school yet as I would't bother with such activities until he is settled in and used to routines and behaviour. He'd be as happy in a playground.

PoorOldEnid Thu 25-Sep-08 16:31:39

do swimming lessons instead

or as others have said a kickabout in the park

themildmannneredjanitor Thu 25-Sep-08 16:31:45

why are you going to talk to the instructor?
just stop going!
get one of these and leave him to it!!!

Overmydeadbody Thu 25-Sep-08 16:33:10

He doesn't like it.

Trampolining is not for him.

Don't make him go back to the classes. There's nothing wrong with him, he just doesn't want to do it, obviously. Which he has every right not to do.

Charlee Thu 25-Sep-08 16:33:23

Sorry this has come across wrong and now i feel like im bieng a bot battered.

I am niether forcing him or making him go to trampolinng, he goes becuase he really enjoys playing on trampolines at his friends houses and at school.
Both of my children have a class a week for something to do so they are not bored.
DS1 chose trampolinng and as i have said i wasn't aware that it was so structured.
I have also said i agree that 4 is to young to be doing structured badges ect.

I have wasred my money yes thank you i was aware of that.

Trampolining is not important but he chose to do it and we encouraged it becuase he has cystic fibrosis and its really good physiotherapy.

He is not in any distress he is always keen to go.

FluffyMummy123 Thu 25-Sep-08 16:34:02

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LIZS Thu 25-Sep-08 16:35:23

I think other activities could help the CF or find a less dynamic trampolining/gym group with less commitment

Overmydeadbody Thu 25-Sep-08 16:38:17

If you agree four is too young why talk to the instructor?

Just take him out and find something where he can just run around like a loon and be a normal little boy without all the boundaries and structure of formal classes.

There really is more to life. Stop worrying, and especially stop worrying about what others might think!

Overmydeadbody Thu 25-Sep-08 16:39:44

Ok, find a trampolining session that is more unstructured and just lets the kids jump around like loons to their heart's content, it sounds like this class is wrong for him.

Tamarto Thu 25-Sep-08 16:41:43

Is it not possible for you to get one?

Have you paid for a block? when will it end?

How old are others in the class?

AbbeyA Thu 25-Sep-08 16:49:25

Does it matter if he doesn't progress? It sounds as if he is too young.
If he isn't enjoying it I would let him stop. Badges and comparisons don't matter. One of the saddest things that I saw in the swimming pool was a mother going on and on to her 3/4 yr old because he had failed to get his swimming badge!!In the end he was crying and she deliberatly let go of him so he went under water and then she stalked off!
I should think it put him off for life!

Twiglett Thu 25-Sep-08 16:50:50

if he's not behaving then don't take him

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