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Ask Dr. Meg: Do I Let Her Quit?

Dr. Meg Meeker

Dr. Meg Meeker

Dear Mom,

Yes, I would let her quit. Here’s why. First of all, she’s just 7 years old. She’s trying to figure out what she likes and what she doesn’t like.

I think that sports are given far too much attention in children’s lives. She’s not on a competitive team where she has teammates depending upon her to win.

I agree that you don’t want to set a precedent of trying and quitting, but there are many other places to do that – with her schoolwork, with commitments to friends, etc.

Playing softball in the first grade is not one of them.


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