posted on Aug, 17 2017 @ 12:46 AM
a reply to: redhorse
I boxed as a kid. The first time I exploded someones nose in the ring I got so upset I never did it again.
Getting hurt wasn't a deterent, it was hurting someone else that really got to me!
My daughter decided to start boxing when she was about 12. She ended up going into kickboxing and was a regional champion. I don't understand why you
don't want your daughter to do that...?
My daughter started to realize as she entered adolescence that she began to feel like prey in the eyes of males, and she began to feel vulnerable.
This is what made her want to feel like she had the power to defend herself if needed. She needed to experiece her strength. I think this is a
rational and good thing!
A few years later she got into rugby, which she continued for many years. She is not a big girl, and yet she was able to show her father how she could
block him and make it impossible for him to move forward -despite the fact he was twice her size and weight. These sports taught her how to use her
body in ways which overcame the size/weight problem.
This is not only useful in practical ways to keep her safe at night, but it really has a positive mental effect in helping them develop self
confidence and a positive self image.