Relating to your son about sports can be a difficult thing to do when you are a mother and you haven’t had the same experiences. You know how important it is to connect with your children, and knowing what is going on in your son’s life can make a world of difference to his health and well-being. The good thing is that it usually only takes asking some simple questions about his interests in order for your son to feel as though you truly care about what captures his imagination.
If your son is into a sport like football or rugby, asking about which teams he prefers and what the statistics are for his favourite players is one way to get involved. Most boys interested in sports know exactly how their teams or favourite heroes are doing that year, and when you ask them to tell you about them, you are asking for him to share a part of his life with you.
Spending your time
Another way you can show that you are interested in what sports your son likes is by going to any matches that he might play in or that he would like to go to. Most tickets to games are inexpensive, and it’s a good way to see the game or the sport in action. Have him explain the rules and the different aspects to you—it will not only make him feel important, but it will also help you understand how the game or sport works and why he finds it interesting. If he participates in a sport that he his passionate about, one of the best things you can do is try and attend all of his games. You can also bring up what is going on in the world of women’s sports—though your son might not know as much about it– it’s a good way for you to connect, and for him to think about including other genders, as well.
There are also several sites online that can help you when you want to keep up on sports news and current happenings. Though you can access most sports news on most every news site, you might not get the same amount of insider knowledge that will impress your son and that will make it easy to talk about. Sites like Max Mosley’s blogs are great resources for those thinking about learning some new facts about what is going on in the sports world—they’ve been a dedicated resource for years and provide quality information for those who would like to learn about sports and enthusiasts who have been following for years. If your son is talking about how the Jules Bianchi crash was ‘a freak accident’ and you need a point of reference, this site can be a great place to find it.
Mums know sports
Bonding with your son oftentimes just requires that you take a little time and look into what is going on within the sport world. Knowing which sports your son likes and which are important facts to know, can go a long way to building something even stronger—a quality relationship that is sure to last you a lifetime and transcend the sporting world.