Originally Posted by floridatennisdude
But you have to let the kid choose their goals in their activities. A parents job is to provide opportunities and support the kid in pursuit of their goal. Not to drive them to goals that the parents choose.
Now, if gameboy's daughter wants to be a top 20 HS player in her area, state, etc...good for her. But, what if she doesn't really like tennis a lot and just likes being with her friends at the clinic. Isn't that great too?
She is 10. The only goal she has on her own is to conquer Pokemon on her Nintendo.
If she decides she does not like tennis when she is older, she can stop playing. Like I said before, I am not setting some lofty goals here.
Now, if she decides to stop her piano lessons, that ain't gonna fly.