A low social and economic status may have negative repercussions on young people and their exclusion from society. In particular, from childhood, it’s possible to note case of social exclusion, just due to different economic membership.
Others children can be legitimated to exclude the other precisely because they label him as different. The child, because of these episodes, feels insecure and sometimes “wrong”, because he is considered different from the others.
The adult must find the correct strategies and he must prevent that these attitudes can be legitimated easily among children. To practice a sport, for a child with these issues, can be a good idea to monitor these dynamics.
Muaythai, for example, is a sport that provides training in a group, that ensures constants relational exchanges between peers; this allows to children to meet and deal each other and so to belong to the same group. In these situations every social difference disappears and the child considers the partner of training as a peer and in the same position. In particular, this discipline respect of rules that are the same for all and that involves at first the respect of the other. In muaythai essential is the commitment, the will of getting involved and of being measured continually with the other who becomes motivation of improvement, but at the same time partner in sport.
The master takes a decisive role: in fact he has to take charge about relational dynamics that are burned among children and encourage respect and support for each other. At the same time he has to work individually on personal assurance, with each child. When the child is conscious about his own abilities, he realizes to have gaining a place in sport, feeling included and accepted. Hand in hand, this assurance becomes “social” and the child finds his place also in society.
In this way, thanks to assurance for himself and thanks to his qualities and abilities, he resists the social exclusion: he is encouraged to get involved and to prove is value and at first he does it for himself.