Zackary done wonderful. Took charge and played his little heart out. I watched the clock in anticipation to see what his response would be. Nadda nothing. Not a single jump, flinch or fingers stuck in his ears!!
Eli on the other hand was over whelmed and broke down. The coach started hollering plays and Eli froze and cried.
So, here's my issue with tonight.......It's the adults job to encourage children and teach them. Eli was in the game only a few seconds before he was benched. No second chances. At the end of the game we spoke with the coach and he informed us this age was to competitive to mess around with. In other words, they are there to win, not teach and build confidence? I am hoping a few more practices and games will build Eli's confidence and he will gain some self worth. Isn't that the purpose of games? This won't happen on a bench. I was reminded of a story a few years back and the video that went along with it and just wanted to come home and show it to Eli and share it with you all. Enjoy.
These articles might interest you :
Here is our new and rather spooky board game from Drumond Park. It's a really fun family game which can be played both young and old. The age recommendation i... Read moreThe 03 September 2015 by Evette Garside
Having children has definitely made our lives far richer than I could ever have known or imagined. My only wish is that hubby and I had more time to plan and... Read moreThe 25 September 2015 by Mischieviousmum
Disclaimer- Precious Little Worlds have been sent out some samples of peanut butter from WOWBUTTER for free in exchange for our honest opinion for the purpose o... Read moreThe 13 September 2015 by Hannah Staveley
This Autumn sees the award winning video games franchise (Skylanders) turned into family gaming fun. The new Skylanders Kimble game will be appearing in toy... Read moreThe 24 September 2015 by Evette Garside
As time passes by, garages tend to slowly become a graveyard of all things old and useless: clothes, children’s bikes, textbooks, rollerblades, and suitcases. Read moreThe 16 September 2015 by Peppertan
With admittedly nothing better to do when I got up early this morning, I turned to Facebook and stumbled upon this page about memoirs from the 80’s. Read moreThe 22 September 2015 by Peppertan
Two months ago I received a frantic phone call from my mother-in-law, Mary, informing me that she’d scheduled a Pineapple Lies book signing at her book club at... Read moreThe 03 September 2015 by Kidfreeliving
MOST POPULAR FROM FAMILY
- Citrus Twist Kits : Play Mini Album by Jcchris
- NYFW collections and shows. by Samantha Curtis
- The Halloween Decorations Are Out! by Thismomloves
- Rabbis in Interfaith Relationships: A Personal Response by Susankatzmiller
MOST RECOMMENDED IN FAMILY
- Eating through Madagascar by Behan Gifford
- Introducing Spices To Baby – When, Why and How? by Sangeetha
- Protect Babies from Mosquito Bites in 8+2 Ways (Plus home remedies to soothe mosquito bite) by Sangeetha
- Dear the man that you will become. by Rachel Rachelhagg
ON THE FAMILY FORUM
- Jolly Goods Reviewed by Nelsonsemy