It’s hard to accept that your child isn’t like all the other kids. It’s hard to accept that they’re a bit more fragile, physically, and are far more likely to get injured than their friends. It’s hard to accept that the dream you had for your child – playing whatever sport you wanted them to play, or that you played – isn’t going to happen.
It’s hard. It’s brutal. But what will be harder and more life-changing is if your child is permanently damaged by “the dream”. You’re the adult, you need to protect them.