Swimming parent needs help!
July 3, 2008 6:31am CST
I have a 12yr old daughter is up to county standard with her swimming. However, it seems to be only me who is driving her on to improve - it doesn't seem to come from within her. I sometimes wonder if I wasn't around, would she would even go to training? My question is, at what point should she have to responsibility for her own training and developement? regards Martin
3 Jul 08
Maybe she doesn't want to do it, maybe she doesn't want to swim, have you asked her? I don't mean to upset you or anything I'm just being real with you, when I was younger, I went to this thing called 'Boys Brigade' kind of like 'Scouts' I liked It at first, but after 2 years or so I got fed up with It, but my dad kept pushing me to keep going although I didn't want to I kept going to make him happy, I told my mum I didn't like going to it and after a few months I finally got out. Maybe the same thing Is going on with your daughter, you should sit down with her and have a chat, tell her that she can speak her mind and you won't get mad so you can find out what she really thinks. I hope this helps you out.