Friday, July 27, 2012

Mommy Advice Needed!!!

I try so hard to encourage my kids and not be that mommy that pushes them.  I don’t want to be the “stage mom” in any activity that they do but I have an issue.  My little lady has tried just about everything….dance, cheerleading at a rec. dept., gymnastics, soccer, piano, voice lessons and now the plays and theater stuff.  She always seems to enjoy herself when she is doing these things but she never feels connected to any of it.  Like I see other kids find an activity that they love and cling to but she has just never really been “in love” with any of the stuff that she has done. 
The problem is that she wants to do something.  She is looking for something that she can commit to.  Her latest kick is that she wants to try twirling but there aren’t any close local places around here that offer that….not that I can find anyway.
So the question for Mommy is, if she has done something recently that I can see that she is really good at and that others praise her for how good she is at it, do I push her to continue or allow her to do like she has in the past.  What she has done in the past is finish out what she started and then just says she is done with it and never looks back.  Should I just sign her up and make her do it or let her make that decision.  Let me remind you that she is closer to 10 years old than 9 but is going on 18 any day now! 
Do your kids get tired of their favorite sports or activities they love?  Do you make them sign up for another season even if their heart isn’t in it?  Do you just hope that once they get started back up, they will love it again?  Help a Mama out please!!! 


  1. You could encourage her to keep doing what it is you are thinking of pushing her to do until you can find a twirling class for her to join.
    Your friend,

  2. Right now just let her enjoy learning about different things. Once she hits middle school encourage her to pick one or two things and stick with them. I like that she finishes all of her commitments that she is in. Something I see way too much is students quitting in the middle of something which makes it hard on the rest of the team or group performance they are part of. You are doing a great job as a mommy just keep it up!