If they are “quick” with high energy, golf may not suit them. If they are slower to respond, then tennis and soccer may not be a good fit. Poor hand-eye coordination makes Noah better suited for track instead of tennis.
Sophia has a slight build, so diving might be her thing and not field hockey. Noah is tall and loves water polo, but was awful at basketball.
Consider these points when guiding them toward a sport…
- Could he suffer an injury with life-long consequences?
- What’s the time commitment and cost?
- Will this sport benefit him as an adult?
- How will he handle the competition or disappointment?
- Is he likely to succeed?
- Does he have to “try out” for the sport and will he make it?
- Is there a different role on the team for him instead of being a player?
- Most of all, will he enjoy it?
If you go to this Wikipedia site, they'll give you a handy list of oh so many sports. The list may jump start your imagination.
Or, perhaps your kid's pursuits are more along the lines of robotics, chess, art, music, dance or activism for a cause they believe in.
Whatever it is, you'll just never know where it will take them in their lives. Remember, Michael Phelps' mother got him involved in swimming because of his Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.
This is gonna be fun! Claudia
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