He CAN Do It

As soon as we enter the area that holds the indoor pool, my eight-year-old heads for the deep water. 

The other boys splash about in the shallow end, but Knox dips and dives down deep. I catch my breath a few times when I don’t see him emerge from the depths immediately, but I breathe a sigh of relief when his wet blonde head breaks the surface of the water.

Despite being so young, he is big and strong and powerful. He is at least a head taller than most of his classmates. He laughs easily and makes friends quickly. He likes to be part of the crowd.

In spite of all that, he has quit just about every sport and activity he has started. And this frustrates me to no end. . . 

I'm not a big believer in forcing kids to do something they don't want to do; but at the same time, how do you get them to see what they should be doing and can be doing? And is that something they have to learn on their own?

Head over to Mamalode to read the rest of What if I Can't Do It? and see if I figure it out.

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Want to read more of my stuff on Mamalode? Read Working the Crowd and Two Lines.

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