It’s always beneficial to encourage your child to participate in some form of sport. In the technological age of today, it can be hard to peel our children away from their games consoles, smartphones, and the TV, but if they grow a passion for sport at a young age, then they are unlikely to need very much persuasion to go out and participate in it. Sports not only help to keep your child fit and healthy, but also teach them about discipline and teamwork, so there’s no reason not to be supportive and encouraging. Here are some simple ways to help your child develop an interest in sports:
- Be Supportive, Regardless Of The Sport
Sure, you may keep up to date on any and all breaking hockey news, or you might have played football in college, but that doesn’t mean that your child is going to like either of those sports. Lots of parents become fixated on one particular sport and don’t listen to their child’s choice of sport. This is unlikely to encourage your child to participate in the sport of your choice, and may even discourage your child from confiding in you in the future. Instead of being strict and narrow-minded, accept whatever sport your child decides they want to participate in, whether it be hockey, ballet, gymnastics, or boxing.