When you’re raising children you think about how you want the best for them. What if the “best” includes them living the Ballerific Lifestyle? In the old days women were groomed to marry into wealthy families, these days young boys are groomed to become all star athletes. Is there something wrong with that?
I’ll speak for myself when I say I’d love nothing more than my son to tell me today that he’d want to play a sport. He’s a very tall child, sitting a little over 5 feet tall at the age of 10 years old. His dad is 6’5″ so by nature he has the stature of an NBA baller. Does he like basketball? Not in the slightest. Am I a bad parent because I encourage him to play? Would I be wrong for signing him up for basketball camp and praying to God that he decides the sport is for him? I personally don’t see anything wrong in expanding his interests, even if those interests could be sports. You never know, he may end up liking basketball way more than he ever thought he would.
For ages, parents have nearly breaded ballers. In the most country parts of town young boys are born with footballs in their hands. Up north, basketball is huge. In latin countries kids are learning to play baseball before they can speak english. In high class and even lower class families, women are raised to seek out these ballers and attach themselves to them. It’s the way we’ve been programed from the very start. The problem is, is it right? It’s almost like we’re not giving our children a fair shot to begin with. The coin could really be looked at from either side and I feel it opens things up for a great discussion. Is it wrong to mold your children into what YOU want them to be?