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Old 09-02-2008, 04:00 AM
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Originally Posted by megrayau
One thing I didn't mention is that when they sign up for something they have to complete it! If you decide after three weeks that you don't love basketball, well there is a team that has counted on you and you need to play the season out. Then they can change at the end of the season (whenever that may be). With ds and piano he had to stick at it for 6 months. Then he could make the choice. This helps get past those moments when there is a lot of pressure or a bit of boredom setting in. It is really hard when it seems few families have that sense of committment any more.
I agree with this. We made our kids go by this rule. The only time that this was changed was if school grades were suffering. I pulled my son out of wrestling in the middle of the season years ago because was struggling in school so much. We spent the time doing extra school work instead. That was the year I decided to keep him back in 3rd grade. Best thing I ever did for him.

Now he is 20 yrs old and in community college.
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