Single Mom raising a 13 year old boy

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Julie - posted on 03/15/2009

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My son is 13 years old and recently lost his father. He has become opiniated and demanding about his wants and needs. He has the opportunity to play club soccer (football) which will require 4 1/2 hrs a week of practice and games every weekend for the next 10 months. I am concerned that the demands of the soccer team will cause him to rebel at home. I discussed this with him tonight and he felt that the expectations of his coaches and rigid structure could possibly cause him to rebel at home.



So, I wonder do I encourage him to participate in a competitive sport he loves knowing that he would rebel at home or do encourage him to participate in a recreational league?



Your advice is greatly appreciated

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