How To Motivate A Kid Play Better in Sports


How To Motivate Your Kid to Play Better in Sports?

It’s my husband’s biggest challenge.

Not mine.  I didn’t play sports and when I play anything now – it’s just for fun.  I never wanted to get good at anything because, well, I just don’t care.

And that’s where the challenge is.  I just don’t care about playing sports. Not a single sport! Never did.  I cared only about school.  Learning.  Learning anything and everything.  Not from books, but from people.  Every single person knows something you do not.

Sports How kid play betterSome kids don’t care about sports.  Some kids don’t care about school.  (I’ve got one of those.)  All we can do as parents is to help our kids find what they like or are good at.

That kid that says, “I don’t like anything…” hasn’t seen enough.  Or they are just trying to make you squirm.

The video below is what being good at anything takes.  And it makes perfect sense.  If you want to be good at something, you have to work at it.  Specially a sport!  So pick something you actually LIKE, cause then you will WANT to work at it.

The real bummer is if you get a 16 year old who says, “Great Dad!!  I love to get high, drink and throw parties! What job will be best for that?!”

Hmmm….don’t worry or panic.  There’s gotta be careers in there somewhere…

That was indeed a joke.  But the truth is, we are all our own people.  If that’s what your kid is into, maybe a trip to Mexico or some other 3rd world country to show him or her what the rest of the world is like and how they are living will give them a sense of SMALL.  Our world is so big…when you actually see it, you feel very, very small…and reality sets in.  Specially if they have had the time to drink and party and experience all these things prior to the real drinking age, when they see other struggle, they (hopefully) will feel oodles of gratitude toward you…and realize they are blessed and actually MUST do something in their life.

This is the hope.

Prayer can’t hurt either.   Changes everything. Specially your perspective and feeling of a lack of control with your child or teen!
Here is a great parent prayer book:  The Power of a Praying Parent!

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