Children these days are becoming like machines. Having to learn so many things, irrespective of whether they want to learn or not. With Cut throat competitions all around and the craze in parents to master their kids in so many things, they surely are deprived of their childhood.
They don't know the fun of going out and play, till they drop. Play for them means a game in play-station, cell phone or tablet. Physical activities don’t exist for them. They go by bus or car to school and back. They don't know what walking is, running is, getting hurt and growing up is. They have friends with whom they chat in Face book and watsapp but not face to face.
Somewhere i as a parent feel that we are responsible for what they are. We should give them the space and the freedom. Remember our own childhood???? All care free and fun.
Yes, it’s good to enroll kids in various activities and encourage them to learn different skills. But not for the sake of winning. I like my kid participating but, not for the sake of winning, but for the sake of experience. For him, to build his confidence and know what he is capable of. Yes, but i would also like him to do things of his choice, be happy and play till he drops. But thanks, to nuclear family and apartments, he never finds anyone his age group to play with. So to give him his everyday of physical activities i feel it’s good to enroll them in outdoor sports.