Have you ever had the urge to slip out of your child’s sports event and go do what you want?
Many of us have been there – driving our children to countless hockey games, dance recitals or swim meets, but longing to sit out a few and focus on our own interests. This week’s guest, writer Karlyn Coleman, has done just that many times, dropping her talented son at his hockey game then slipping away to work on her writing. Before you judge her too harshly as the “bad hockey mom” she claims to be, tune into this thoughtful discussion about how far we need to go in following our child’s passions and when it’s OK to follow our own.
What do you do to support your children’s interests and talents, whether in sports, the arts or other domains? To what extent have you sacrificed your own interest to invest in those of your children?Please share your thoughts in our REPLY space below!
Note: Stay tuned through the end of the show for Relationships that Nurture, a brief monthly feature brought to you by St. David’s Center for Child & Family Development. This month’s segment addresses the importance of your young child’s relationship with caregivers.
For Karlyn’s essay titled Bad Hockey Mom, click here.
For St. David’s Center’s Importance of the Child / Caregiver Relationship tip sheet, click here.