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Push back from child regarding exercise
SoCalSuz posted:
My 7 year old needs to get up and move! I had her in gymnastics and she was very unhappy. Finally the fight wasn't worth it and I let her quit.

Now I'm looking for a Spring activity and she is not interested in anything. She does love to swim but is terrified to go to the pool to try out for the local Y team.

Any suggestions? Her dad and I are getting so frustrated its hard to talk with her about it.
SweetSusieB responded:
Hi SoCalSuz,

I've been there done that!
Maybe a family activity might work. I couldn't get my son interested in anything outside a game boy or x-box!
So as a family we would go roller skating every weekend or every other. Then he would ask to bring his friends along and after a while he was joining the town soccer team. Maybe something you can do with her might spark her interest into doing something fun and active without you, down the road.
Skate or hike then a picnic, a bike ride?
Good luck!

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