We're joined this week by Louis Boria aka Brooklyn Boy Knits. Louis became well known in 2017 when a photo taken of him knitting on his subway commute went viral. We talk about knitting and the importance of doing what something that makes you happy, even when your family doesn't understand. Our question this week is from a dad who wants to protect his son from embarrassing himself on the basketball court.
My son sucks at basketball. He loves basketball and works hard at it, but he’s always the worst player on his team, and when he has a bad game, as he often does, he’s devastated afterwards. He generally struggles with self esteem and I feel like this exacerbates things. I wish he’d quit basketball and do something that aligns more with his strengths and makes him feel better about himself. But he loves basketball and says he doesn’t want to play other sports. Kyrie is his hero. What should I do? Keep encouraging him even though it’s pretty clear he’s not ever really going to be good? Keep subtly pushing him towards something else? Please help.
Sad Dad in Dyker Heights
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