Team Sports In Our Life

Angry Kid is an only child, but always seems to be surrounded by friends. He is quite social. I’m not sure where he gets it from, totally kidding.. We knew that Angry Kid would be great in sports when the time was right.

Angry Kid played t-ball this past Spring, and loved it. It was his first opportunity playing team sports. It was great for him. He learned some life skills like taking turns, practicing to get better at a skill, being a leader, and also learning that you don’t always win. Plus, all of the health benefits

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This Fall, Angry Kid will be playing AYSO soccer for the first time. All of his friends are playing, and he asked to play. Angry Husband and I are happy to see Angry Kid with some much energy and zest for sports.

And besides all of these awesome skills that he is learning while playing sports, it also helps with structure in his life. Seriously, my son needs to know what is on the agenda next, and so forth. I’m actually excited for practices and games this Fall. I know, we are crazy, right?

As a parent, I think EVERY kid should have a hobby or something they are really good at. It also helps during those teenage years, when boredom leans toward trouble. We are letting Angry Kid stumble through all of these sports, and activities so that he can find what activity is “right” for him.

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