joyellen Posted January 20, 2004 Report Share Posted January 20, 2004 Hello, I'm new to this site and am finding it very helpful. Like many of you, I am always struggling with not becoming the dreaded "ballet mother"--and yet I find myself fascinated by this beautiful artform. (I have no dancing background.) I have a 14 yr old daughter who has studied ballet for 4 1/2 years. Ballet has been wonderful for her self esteem and body image, as she is very thin but has a wonderful ballet body--tall (but not too tall), long legged, small busted, beautiful feet--but she is so thin! It is hereditary (I was very skinnny as a child) and for the past year I have had some success in getting a few extra lbs on her (big breakfasts, packing a good lunch, adding a healthy, high calorie snack before class each day, Boost supplemental drink etc.) but she still looks so skinny in comparison to her classmates. Sometimes her little legs look downright fragile! Now that she is going into auditions for SI, I confess that I worry that they will find her too thin. Should I be so worried, or should I just be grateful for all the wonderful attributes she has? Quote Link to comment
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