Posted: Today at 14:12
Guys, guys. 8 year olds are just... 8 year olds. And very often what they think they want, and what they actually want, are very different things. I'm not giving my weight to either side, it was just an example, however if my pal DID make his son go, there's a good chance he'd improve, and enjoy it and enjoy improving. Just because you guide your kids down a particular path, you're not necessarily a pushy parent - you're making decisions for your children that they can't yet see the benefit of.
If my boy was given the choice of playing with lego over going and learning his 5 times table, I know which one he'd choose.