I played sports as a kid. My parents wanted me to be well-rounded. I'm glad they did! No matter what activity breaks out at a social gathering, family reunion, or corporate outing, I can throw/catch/dribble/shoot/surf/run/skate/hit a golf ball without hesitation.
But when scheduling wouldn't allow BOTH baseball AND our High School Musical, I quit baseball quickly and decisively.
My dad and I had some tension back then, and I didn't feel heard or understood by him (he didn't feel heard or understood by ME, either!). He did great overall, though.
My dad was/is SUCH an example of loyalty, determination, work ethic, being a provider, loving his wife and kids, and having a great work/life balance. And he humbly loves God, too. Now that I think of it, I want to be more like my dad. He would always ask me to play piano and sing "Just the Way You Are" by Billy Joel, while he sat and listened and got choked up. We're alike in THAT way!
But I am one of those creative, artistic, sensitive types. I don't fit in sometimes. I don't want to talk about college basketball, ESPN, or business. Maybe your kid is more like me.
If so, I want to help you understand and raise that sensitive, creative, artistic kid. Tell me your story on email...firstname.lastname@example.org
And be encouraged! - Rob Biagi