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    I wonder if I've given my kids too much freedom recently... the youngest has just decided to quit TKD with only 1mth left until the grading! So annoyed about this because the little devil seems to think he'll spend the 'free' hour that he's not in class on the internet or out with his mates!

    He can think again - I'll be unplugging the internet and he'll be home before I leave.... it's just disappointing that he's giving it up at this stage... one more month and he'd have his blue belt and be able to return to the same point at any time in the future....

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    My DD did the same to me but with Ballet,bought the kit and the shoes paid a fortune to watch her in a show for 2 mins then she quit.

    Change your passwords I do this often to catch them out.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by your theme View Post
      My DD did the same to me but with Ballet,bought the kit and the shoes paid a fortune to watch her in a show for 2 mins then she quit.

      Change your passwords I do this often to catch them out.
      Just did that, as Dad is staying home tonight.... I will literally take the router cable with me in future, because I don't trust him...
      "I was inoculated, very early in life, against all forms of magic and elfin whimsy, even when convincingly disguised as literature." Clive James
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      • #4
        My 2 eldest do karate. My daughter especially was enamoured with it, until someone came into school to give them a Judo experiment!!
        I told her she's not quiting as she hasn't even had the uniform long.
        In the past she has done football, ballet, swimming......

        Good on you turning of t'internet etc!! he might realise it was worth sticking at after all
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        • #5
          Originally posted by urbancrafters View Post
          My 2 eldest do karate. My daughter especially was enamoured with it, until someone came into school to give them a Judo experiment!!
          I told her she's not quiting as she hasn't even had the uniform long.
          In the past she has done football, ballet, swimming......

          Good on you turning of t'internet etc!! he might realise it was worth sticking at after all
          I want to take up Kendo too - but need to get further along in TKD - I'm not giving up until I get my Black Belt! Of course, it's a bit cheaper if I don't have to pay for the kids to go along...
          "I was inoculated, very early in life, against all forms of magic and elfin whimsy, even when convincingly disguised as literature." Clive James
          Click the scales- rep points are for life, not just for Xmas!
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          • #6
            Don't you just love the little darlings!!!

            My daughter is just the same, absolutely "desperate" to join ..........club and when she does, she sticks at it for a few weeks then quits!!!!

            Her latest passion is that she wants to join Guides. I have put my foot down and said NO!

            I've lost count of the number of clubs etc that she has joined/wanted to join, both in school and out, none of them last!
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Moonbeam Angel View Post
              Don't you just love the little darlings!!!

              My daughter is just the same, absolutely "desperate" to join ..........club and when she does, she sticks at it for a few weeks then quits!!!!

              Her latest passion is that she wants to join Guides. I have put my foot down and said NO!

              I've lost count of the number of clubs etc that she has joined/wanted to join, both in school and out, none of them last!
              Youngest is notoriously fadish, so it's a surprise he's stuck with it this long really - anything else he can pay for himself.
              "I was inoculated, very early in life, against all forms of magic and elfin whimsy, even when convincingly disguised as literature." Clive James
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              • #8
                Is he perhaps scared of not getting the grading? and perhaps feels it is better to ditch than fail? Boys think in odd ways sometimes

                I don't know how old he is but my son went through a similar thing at around green belt, he does jujitsu and suddenly said he didn't want to do it anymore so we said 'of course! (so obliging) You don't have to do anything you don't want to..... let's go and tell Sensei' which we promptly did.
                Sensei said 'of course! You don't have to do anything you don't want to do but understand there is only one place on the mat and if you give it up you cant come back'.
                He gave my son a week to decide and M decided to stay. He is now a purple belt and working towards brown/white, it was a tipping point and he is now keen to go for black but it could have gone the other way.
                'Allowing' my son to decide for himself to continue was the way forward I hope you have success too.
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                • #9
                  Well, he's changed his mind now Turns out he was worried about missing out on the summer fun with his mates, so he's going to take a break from TKD over summer and come back to class when school starts again. Also, he finds some of it boring, but has just worked out that we do a lot more sparring (fighting) from now on!

                  Glad to hear your lad is still working towards his next belt - it's great for them to achieve!
                  "I was inoculated, very early in life, against all forms of magic and elfin whimsy, even when convincingly disguised as literature." Clive James
                  Click the scales- rep points are for life, not just for Xmas!
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                  • #10
                    I think they have an idea of what it is going to be like and when fantasy clashes with reality they give up on it because it's booooring.....examples from my son :

                    cubs - fantastic camping adventures with daft pals ( hee hee, smelly old scout hut practising knots and singing embarrassing songs )

                    karate - fantastic ninja stylie demonstrations in the playground to impress mates and therefore be elevated to the ranks of the super cool ( boring marching up and down school hall in a line wggling arms and bellowing "huh.....huh......huh")

                    ATC - brilliant..... this was when he thought he was going to get a starring role in Top Gun, and get a fantastic uniform and possible a natty airforce tash to match ( this lasted a whole 3 weeks before he realised that it was just grown men shouting at boys for 2 hours and making them "parade" around a hall)

                    He is going on a PGL holiday in 3 weeks with the school, so I daresay he will be desperate to canoe/abseil/fight wild crocodiles etc when he comes back.... here we go again..............
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                    • #11
                      So all kids are the same then, my daughter was doing karate, she was a brown belt, cost us a fortune with the uniform, belts and badges, ohh not to mention the grading and day classes that she needed to do for points, then of course it was the wado ryu karate passport that she had to have - and renewed every year, for her to get sick and say i dont want to do it anymore i fancy horse riding. Wringing and Neck did cross my mind.
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                      • #12
                        We were crafty, we brought 'em up 17 miles from the nearest town with any life and were always short on petrol so they had to play on the beach, in the woods, the fields and the local social club where everyone knew who they were. Main problems we had was them coming home filthy dirty, soaking wet or with scragged knees and elbows.

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                        • #13
                          My to girls went through it all, swimming,brownies, violin lessons.guitar, lessons. 9 times out of 10, they wanted to do because and friend was, or wanted to pack it in because a friend was packing it in. They thought they would be missing out on something. the 1 thing we wanted the youngest to stick at was the violin lessons because the violin teacher said she was a natural. We gave in at the end and she packed it in. Now she's 21 and she asks why didn't we make her do it as she regrets packing it in. We never know if we are doing the right thing.

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