Shared by a parent Someone asked me: Why spend so much money and time for your kid's training Tennis, Karate, Volleyball, Football, Basketball or other sport? I replied: Well, I have a confession to make: I do not pay because my son trains or plays What am I paying for? I am paying so that my kid learns to be disciplined, so that he learns to take care of his/her body and his/her mind; so that he/she learns to work with others and be a good team mate; so that he/she learns to deal with the disappointment when you do not get what you expected, but you know you have to work harder; so that he/she learns to reach his objectives; so you understand that it takes hours and hours of hard work and training to get to a Championship/tournament, and that success does not happen From day to night; for the opportunity that my kid will have friends for life; so he/she spends time on the field/court and not in front of the television or other devices; For those moments when my kid returns so tired that he/she just wants to get to rest and he/she does not think nor does he have time to be lazy or do bad things; for all teachings that sport gives you; "Responsibility, humility, delivery, friendship, coexistence, among others ". I could go on, but to be brief; I do not pay for the practices, lessons. But for the opportunities to develop attributes and skills will be very useful throughout his/her life all because WHAT I HAVE SEEN TODAY IS MY BEST INVESTMENT.