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When Kids Want to Quit a Sport

When Kids Want to Quit a Sport

As parents, we want our children to engage in activities that bring them joy and help them develop essential life skills. However, there may come a time when our kids express a desire to quit a sport they once enjoyed. In such situations, it’s crucial to approach their decision with empathy and understanding. This blog post will guide you through effective strategies to support your child’s well-being, explore alternative activities, and nurture a positive attitude towards commitment.

Understanding Their Decision:

When your child expresses the wish to quit a sport, it’s essential to have an open and honest conversation. Listen attentively to their reasons, validate their feelings, and show empathy. Understand that their interests and passions may evolve over time, and it’s important to respect their changing desires.

Exploring the Reasons:

Delve deeper into your child’s decision by asking questions. Is their lack of interest related to challenges they’re facing within the sport? Are they feeling overwhelmed or burnt out? Identifying the underlying reasons can help you address any specific concerns and find potential solutions.

The Importance of Commitment:

While it’s important to respect your child’s decision, it’s also valuable to teach them about the importance of commitment and perseverance. Discuss the benefits of sticking with an activity, such as building resilience, discipline, and teamwork. However, avoid pressuring or coercing your child to continue if their lack of interest is genuine and persistent.

Exploring Alternative Activities:

If your child wants to quit a sport, encourage them to explore alternative activities that align with their current interests. Discuss different sports, hobbies, or clubs they might be curious about. By giving them the opportunity to discover new passions, you can support their personal growth and help them find an activity they genuinely enjoy.

Communication and Gratitude:

Once your child has made a decision, it’s important to communicate respectfully with their coach or team. This allows them to plan accordingly and make necessary arrangements. Encourage your child to express gratitude for the experience and to thank their coach and teammates for their support. This fosters a positive attitude towards transitioning out of the sport and helps maintain positive relationships.

Conclusion:

When your child wants to quit a sport, it’s an opportunity for growth, self-discovery, and learning about their own interests and passions. By approaching the situation with empathy, understanding, and open communication, you can support your child’s well-being and help them explore new activities that bring them fulfillment. Remember that ultimately, their happiness and personal development should be at the forefront of any decision-making process.

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*1st place – Brazil Cup Jiu-Jitsu (CBJJO) – 2004
*1st place – Rio de Janeiro Jiu-Jitsu State League (LERJJ) – 2004
*1st place – Rio de Janeiro Jiu-Jitsu State Championship (FJJ-Rio) – weight and open weight division – 2004
*1st place – Rio de Janeiro Jiu-Jitsu State Ranking (FJJ-Rio) – 2004
‍*2nd place – Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championship (CBJJ) – 2005
*1st place – Rio de Janeiro Jiu-Jitsu State Championship – weight and open weight division (FJJ-Rio) – 2005.
*1st place – Rio de Janeiro Jiu-Jitsu State Ranking (FJJ-Rio) – 2005
*1st place – Brazil Cup Jiu-Jitsu – weight division – 2006
* 3rd place – Brazil Cup Jiu-Jitsu – Absolut of light division – 2006
*1st place – Super Cup Rip Dorey Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Professional – 2006
*1st place – Rio de Janeiro Jiu-Jitsu State Championship – weight and open weight division (FJJ-Rio) – 2006
*3rd Pan American Jiu-Jitsu Championship CBJJO 2007 – Weight Division
*3rd Pan American Jiu-Jitsu Championship CBJJO 2007 – Open Weight Division
*2nd place – South American Jiu-Jitsu Championship (IBJJF ) – 2007
*1st place – Rio de Janeiro Jiu-Jitsu State Championship (FJJ-Rio ) – 2007
*1st place – International Jiu-Jitsu No Gi Championship – 2007
*1st place – Rio de Janeiro Jiu-Jitsu State Championship (FJJ-Rio) – 2008
*1st place – Rio de Janeiro Jiu-Jitsu State Championship (FJJD-Rio) – 2008
*1st place – Rio de Janeiro Jiu-Jitsu State Championship (FJJ-Rio) – open weight division – 2009
*1st place – South American Jiu-Jitsu Championship (IBJJF)- 2009
*2nd place – Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Jiu-Jitsu No Gi Championship (CBJJ)- 2009
*1st place – Super Fight Jiu-Jitsu – Ohio – 2011
*1st place – Colorado State Jiu-Jitsu No Gi Championship – weight Division – 2011
*1st place – Colorado State Jiu-Jitsu No Gi Championship – Open Weight Division – 2011
*1st place – Super Fight Jiu-Jitsu – Colorado – 2011
*1st place – Dallas Jiu-Jitsu International Open (IBJJF) – 2012
*3rd place – Pan American Jiu-Jitsu International Championship (IBJJF) – 2013
*1st place – Chicago Jiu-Jitsu International Open (IBJJF) – 2013
*1st place – Seattle Jiu-Jitsu International Open (IBJJF) – 2014
*1st place – BJJ Tour Jiu-Jitsu International – 2014
*1st place – Summer Classic Super Fight Jiu-Jitsu – 2015
*1st place – Europa Super Show Dallas – Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Super Fight – 2015
*1st place – Vegas International Open (IBJJF) – Weight division – 2016
*1st place – Vegas International Open (IBJJF) Open weight division – 2016
*1st place – Los Angeles PRO (IBJJF) – 2016
*2nd place – weight division – New York International Open (IBJJF) – 2017
*3rd place – Absolute (open weight) divison – New York International Open (IBJJF) – 2017
*1st place – National Championship (IBJJF) – 2017
*1st place – San Jose International Open Championship (IBJJF) – 2017
*1st place – weight division – Seattle International Open Championship (IBJJF) – 2017
*2nd place – absolute (open weight division) – Seattle International Open Championship (IBJJF) – 2017
*Champion of super fight – Fight to Win PRO 47TX – 2017
*1st place – San Diego Pro Championship (IBJJF) – 2017
*2nd place – Pan American No Gi International Championship (IBJJF) – 2017
*1st place – San Antonio International Open (IBJJF) – 2017
*1st place – Cincinnati International Open (IBJJF) – 2017
*2nd place – World NO GI (IBJJF) – 2017
*1st place – Seattle International Open (IBJJF) – 2018
*2nd place – Super fight – Fight to Win PRO 87 TX – 2018

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