So…we have been trying to get on the Chico Scorchers football and cheer team for two years….. FINALLY this year, we got both….after countless hours in line….hundreds of dollars spent and just 3 practices in the Chico…heat… Miguel decides he HATES football and doesn’t want to play. I should add that he was either going to be on the Jr. Midgets or the Midgets which is the oldest team and somehow he weighed in 4 lbs over the junior midgets…so he is with lots of “BIG” kids and kids with much more experience with tackle football. He is an amazing athlete and has played soccer, flag football and basketball but never football with pads until now. Even his coach has said that this is a whole new animal of a sport but I am so torn between letting him quite and making him continue on. The first couple of weeks are the worst and it has been really hot. The whole helmet thing is completely new to him as well and not all that comfortable. I’m struggling between feeling like a horrible parent and also not wanting him to think quitting immediately is ever the answer. I don’t want to scar him for life but I also don’t want him coming back to me later asking me why the heck I let him quit…. ANY and all advice is welcome. For now, I have talked with his coach and told Miguel he has to continue going to practice for at least two weeks….. HELP!!!! p.s. Angie loves cheer and all is well in that world….thank GOD!