When your child plays in a sport it means the world to them if you show up to their game – to them, it shows that you support what they are working so hard toward. Most children lose interest in a sport, because their parents show no interest in the sports they play in. Be a parent that cares and go out and show your support for your child. Sports are a healthy way for children to be active members of their school. Children involved in sports have a higher chance of graduating with their class than children that do not play any kind of sport.
Increasing your child’s chances for graduating should be enough motivation for you to want to go to an event and show your child that you really care. The more that your child sees you in the stands the more they will want to impress you and stick with the sports that they start. Keeping your child in a sport is tough especially if you can’t always be at every game. If you are not going to be at your child’s sport event then you need to make them understand that you do want to be there. You also need to tell them the truth about why you cannot make it.
If your child wants to quit the team you need to understand their reason why. Sometimes a child is just looking for support from their parents to keep up with the sport and that they are doing a good thing for themselves. Do not say to them that it disappoints you that they don’t want to be on the team. Only say that you wish they would continue and if they ever want to go back all they have to do is ask. Sometimes children just lose interest in sports altogether and it can be very hard to get them interested again.