The evening was breezy and cool. I was holding the hand of my 5 year old and walked towards the park. Kids of various ages were skipping, running and playing tennis inside the court. That was the first day of tennis practice for my 5 year old. He was puzzled, curious and hesitant to talk to the coach.
I was there with him till he felt comfortable and used to the environment. The Coach asked the little one to do few rounds around the park and to do few skips. That was the first day he was trying to do skipping. Whenever there was little jerk in the skipping, he always said, “I want to do a good one, so please don’t count this”. I was amazed at his determination.
After everything was over, he went inside the court to play Tennis. His coach allowed him to learn how to toss the ball for few minutes. With that his session was done and he was trying to interact with senior members in the team.
Overall he enjoyed the session and the practice.
When we came outside the court, a strange lady walked by and asked, ‘Why did you join him this early in the Tennis class? Don’t you think he is too young to take lessons"? I said to her politely, “He loves to play Tennis. So I joined the class”.
She went away without answering anything.
The reason for sharing this incident here is, People may come with different perspectives and solutions for you. Free advice will come from anywhere, it may be constructive for your kid or it may be destructive. So don’t be the victims of any comment from anyone, instead think which would best suit your child, follow that and move on. That will make you climb the right ladder for you and your child.