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    Quote Originally Posted by theword
    I haven't done the research, or really care to. Does anyone know what the usual outcome of this kind of thing is? I've heard that kids tend to resent being pushed like this later in life, but like I said, I'm far from an expert.
    I resented it. No childhood ftl.

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    A lot of parents go about this in the wrong way, but his father sounds like a rational, intelligent guy. I don't think there's anything wrong with teaching your kids to strive for excellence, and I'm sure his son will thank him for it down the road (if he isn't already). Even if he doesn't stick with fighting, he's got the work ethic and confidence to do whatever he wants with his life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happy Panda
    he's got the work ethic and confidence to do whatever he wants with his life.

    If he hasn't been hit in the head one too many times by then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tangerine
    If he hasn't been hit in the head one too many times by then.
    At least if anyone makes fun of him for being :tard: he can kick their ass.

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    reading this makes me want to have a little boy of my own...
    but yeah...it's sad when you see mat-dads or mat-moms at BJJ tourneys. there is this one little boy at my school who has a CRAZY mat-dad! he doesnt get dinner if he gets tapped in class. He is forced to train in wrestling and bjj. he gets grounded if he doesnt tap everyone he rolls with. ridiculous!!! i would hope that i would have sense enough to never treat a child like this! that is too much pressure for a little kid. my BFF has it right with his kids - they are good at what they do and do well in competition but he doesnt puts pressure on them to beatdown the world.

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    That's just stupid, parents should be more supportive and the stimulus for being a better grapler should come from peer pressure and rewards from older students. I think any striking art shouldnt be taught untill around 17 or somthing, seriously brain damege in early years is a bitch. That was my humble opinion.
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