Soccer Success

by Michelle Lasley

Michelle Lasley is a mother, wife in Pacific Northwest learning to balance green dreams with budget realities.

September 16, 2011


Categories: Family, Post a Day 2011

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Before the game, he was grumpy, refused to get dressed, eat, and was generally in a very bad mood.



Rules set.

The rules:

  1. Use your words.
  2. Behave.
  3. You have to try.

He got dressed, he ate, he more or less cooperated. He had fun! The coach remarked, “I don’t know what you did, but it worked!” He only had two crying fits where his hand was hurt. Then, he realized that the other kids were falling down too, and it was okay. Then during half time, HE LET THE OTHER KIDS PLAY WITH HIS BALL!

We were warned that kids are all varied. Some like games and hate practice. Some like practice and hate games. I’m hoping he can like both.

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