Are Parents Wrong For Wanting To Raise A Baller?

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?

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Comment by Tone on March 14, 2012 at 10:50am
Making it into the league is like Winning the lotto. Everyone is a good athlete in the hood.
Comment by Ms. BoiBye on March 14, 2012 at 12:52pm

 

No not at all. I think my daughter will be the next big entertainer. So I put her in dance class and am sending her to performing arts school next year. I am not forcing her to go. But if you see your kid has talent or interest in something I feel like we should support them and not be dream killers. My moms kilt my dreams, so I want to do the opposite with my young one. Except when you molding them to make baby after baby and wait for the welfare check.

Comment by WHATDAHELL on March 15, 2012 at 8:33am
you raise your kids to be able to survive in the real world and live on their own and take care of themselves. if your focus is on "making a kid into a baller", thats your issue but its not healthy. no harm in signing a child up for sports if he/she actually enjoys playing the sport but common sense says dont force it if the child doesnt enjoy it.
Comment by glamazon on March 15, 2012 at 11:52pm

Absolutely not. My mom is rich and had me in everything I showed interest in, in order to raise me to be able to afford the lifestyle she had me living. EVERYTHING. I modeled, played bball, swam, ran track,  and played tennis competitively. I went on to play in college, and quit because for the amount of wear and tear on the body, playing professionally wouldn't be nearly enough compensation. I also would've had to change my major in a career path that guarantees a high six fig salary off top, just to keep my athletic schedule. NO thanks. 

My parents were athletes, so if I have a son, he no doubt would have the chops to be good at something "ballerific." We'll just figure out what.

Comment by MS. UCAN NEVA GET ENUFF!! on March 16, 2012 at 12:39am

I tell myself If i cant find me a baller, I'll make me one

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