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typetype March 21st, 2015 12:53pm

If your elementary aged child showed both a musical ability and an athletic ability, but could only pursue one when entering junior high, which ability would be you prefer your child to pursue?

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WildRice With a side of sass
03/21/15 6:26 am

As someone who did both for a very long time I went with music. Depending on the sport you can't play that forever. Music is amazing... I enjoyed my sport for a very long time but music has stuck longer

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mikeey1962 on SOH where else
03/21/15 6:32 am

I didn't have to, they did, all my children played sports, and learned to play the piano, or guitar!

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Laserbeam Crazy bird lady
03/21/15 8:14 am

Music I guess, but realistically I would never limit my kid and make them choose one or the other.

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HappyLez No Worries... Be Happy
03/21/15 12:54 pm

Music because it will last longer throughout their life.

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Christian1459 Cookin Trouble
03/21/15 7:06 am

Music. Athletics, well.. I don't know... Too many accidents waiting to happen.

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ronderman North Carolina
03/21/15 5:31 pm

Music definitely. At 42, even if I had advanced to professional level, I wouldn't be playing sports. However, I am still on stage singing in front of hundreds sometimes thousands of people every week.

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SunsetLeopard Still writing my story
03/21/15 5:57 am

That's really tough, but I chose athletics. While in real life I'd let my child choose, I'll admit athletics would be more fun to participate in. Music would be a good emotional outlet but a jr high kid would probably get more out of sports

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cmeszko99 New York
03/21/15 6:18 am

Definitely music. He/she will have it forever, athletics don't last forever. But of course I would let my child choose.

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CallieCat ginger princess
03/21/15 2:41 pm

Whichever theyre happiest with

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Christian1459 Cookin Trouble
03/21/15 7:07 am

Also, I would MAYBEE persuade him/her into Theatre.. Maybe.. 😏

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Zimmeress Make Me Laugh
03/21/15 1:44 pm

I picked athletics. It seems the better scholarships goes towards an active lifestyle than for music.

Yoko318 Utah
03/22/15 12:49 pm

Both. Namely, dance and musical theater. :-P

typetype level 2 pretty
03/22/15 10:27 am

I think I'd want them to do athletic as well.Learn sportsmanship, how to work on team, fitness, and discipline. Music would be much safer though. Thankful my mom made me take piano lessons, but I use my athletic skills more day to day.