Quoting shes*almost*one!:" gymnastics: the teachers dont know what they're talking about. 99.999% of kids do gymnastics for fun... ... [snip!] ... like something like that? feeling the music and moving to it basically. nothing too difficult. not ballet or anything, lol :-)"
You know I forgot dance too!
I know in the long run, gymnastics isn't a good fit for him. I got booted from gymnastic because I had breasts and was to tall. I'm serious. Unfortunately a lot of the coaches just see it as a competition sport and although they may let kids in while they're young, you won't get any where if you want to advance, they won't let you. And my sister? Who was so good she was getting perfect 10s? Was refused advancement because she was winning for them.
We do a lot of other things during the summer. The library programs, we try to make trips to the Vancouver library in town for their programs, and for sure will this year(make an extra effort), we also during the summer do zoo trips(lots of walking).
I am not opposed to soccer, it's just with all of his problems, it's hard to say right now that I can fully say I support him on a team. The counselor seems to have some really good ideas, so I'm thinking that after 6 months in therapy and working on calming strategies, he may be ready.
Another one of his problems, especially at school, if he's not first, or "winning" it's the number 1 cause of him punching someone. So that's mostly why I don't think it's a good idea.
I think yoga seems fun and probably something I can do as a family with them.
I love all the ideas. I still think though that for right now, running probably would be best. I don't want him alienated, but it will be good bonding with his dad, and will give him some time in therapy to learn more calming strategies.
I think overall my biggest fear is him getting kicked out of a sport. It's happened SO often, that I just don't want to put him through it.