Response to “Game Over,” Keith Gessen’s New York Times magazine article (3/22/21) about being a very sporty dad with a non-sporty son

Response to “Game Over,” Keith Gessen’s New York Times magazine article (3/22/21) about being a very sporty dad with a non-sporty son

Many men credit sports as having served as the cornerstone in their relationship with their fathers, as does Keith Gessen in his article Game Over (3/22/21). Tossing a ball or driving to events together offers an easy backdrop for talking and hanging out as well as a...

What Am I Teaching My Son If I Let Him Quit Playing Sports Just Because He’s Afraid of the Ball?

  You are teaching him… that you respect him, even if you don’t understand his choices. that you will listen closely to what he says and take it at face value. that it pays to speak up. that he doesn’t have to disguise his real feelings in order to gain or...
My Son Doesn’t Like to Play Sports and I’m OK With That

My Son Doesn’t Like to Play Sports and I’m OK With That

My son doesn’t like to play sports. And I’m okay with that. I’m not so sure about the rest of America, though. In our culture, it seems that boys who aren’t interested in sports are quickly set apart from the other boys on the block. At least that’s what happened to...