How do I encourage my son to take up sports?

@oiixdaii (1059)
Philippines
February 18, 2007 10:16am CST
My son only loves watching TV and playing with his toys. How do I encourage him to try some sports?
4 responses
@arnboy (357)
• India
18 Feb 07
To a large extent the child might just be imitating your lifestyle. Most parents themselves are couch potatoes, who just want to either hit the sack, watch TV etc. So, first try encouraging by going out to play with him, else sent him to a sports academy, encourage him to take part in sports activities at school. Finally, make a comment like, son it would be nice if you played soccer in the field, rather than watch soccer on TV.
@oiixdaii (1059)
• Philippines
1 Mar 07
I'm very active at sports. One time, I brought my son to one of my badminton games but he got bored easily and we end up going home.
• India
26 Feb 07
Hi, Please show your son sports channel of his interest,as much as possible.Then make him play it.Try to project all the advantages of the sports like,money ,fame ,fitness,etc. Show him the disadvantages of playing only with the toys.Initially its hard to change from easygoing toys to hardworking sports.Give him a spotrs friend.
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@oiixdaii (1059)
• Philippines
1 Mar 07
My son always see me watching sports in the TV and already told him stories of famous sports people but he'd rather listen to my stories about Marvel Super heroes.
@abhax123 (1697)
• India
18 Feb 07
Hey man! how are you? sometimes hard steps are needed to be taken! Sports are better for your child then TV so you need to tell him that son you can watch 2 hours of TV and then you have to go out and play with the children of your own age... hey man its for his own good....!!! bye
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@oiixdaii (1059)
• Philippines
1 Mar 07
My son also loves to play outside. But I'm thinking of a real kind of sport like basketball, badminton, or swimming.
@bowtieguy (5927)
• United States
22 Oct 07
If your son shows any intrest in sports then you must encourage that even if it is something like figure skating (which is a sport mind you) I thinkn sports or some other sort of recreational activiy that stimulates the body is key to developing a well rounded person, however if someone is not interested in playing sports then it cannot be forced upon them, and it would be wrong to try and do so, but it is still a good idea for them to get out of the house and do something active other than just sitting around the house playing video games and what not.