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kitchendevil Tue 21-Oct-08 10:36:17

my ds, young for his year (aged 8, year 4) has gone off his after school stuff (tennis, footy). I know all the arguments about kids doing too much etc etc, but think he's been pysched out by over competetive peers rather than he doesn't want to do them. ie scared of failure / being beaten. do i encourage him to carry on?

WideWebWitch Tue 21-Oct-08 10:37:43

Mine do NOTHING after school. No piano, ballet, football, nothing. They are still knackered so I'm with the don't force them camp. (ds is 11, dd is nearly 5)

MrsBadger Tue 21-Oct-08 10:37:55

if all he does are sports, maybe swap one for something that's not so competitive, like music or drama or cubs?

kitchendevil Tue 21-Oct-08 10:49:10

can't get him into (oversubscribed) local cubs and found a craft club that is £12 a session - big no no. also, he loves being active and used to live for these sessions - he's just not very good at them....

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