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"Sports & rec ideas for shy son"

  • Carolyn
    Posted: Oct 22, 2008 08:16 AM
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    Carolyn
    Concord, NH
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    My 12 year old son is a bit shy and is not a fan of organized sports. I’m looking for sports/recreation ideas to boost his self-esteem.

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    luckypenny
    Posted: Oct 25, 2008 05:09 PM
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    luckypenny
    Tuxedo Park, NY
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    Your son will benefit from enrolling in a martial arts class. he’ll gain confidnce, improve his physical fitness..plus it’s a great way to meet friends in a non-competitive environment.

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    lpringle
    Posted: Jul 21, 2009 05:56 AM
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    lpringle
    Webster, NY
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    Try individual sports such as swimming, running, skiing, etc. There are many community programs and school programs available. I have found that the kids that gravitate toward individual sports seem like your description of your son.Good Luck.

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    JudyGirl
    Posted: Feb 22, 2011 07:09 PM
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    JudyGirl
    Cedar Falls, IA
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    My kids were a lot like that too when they were younger. My oldest son did have one good friend and I put him in sports so he could be on the same team as his friend. Maybe your son has a friend like this? It will allow him to be comfortable around one person and will expand to others as time goes by...

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