Guest OttawaMom Posted September 28, 2004 Report Share Posted September 28, 2004 Hi. I have been away from the board for sometime as I had a baby July 2003 so things have been very busy. I'm writing today to get some of your thoughts on how to help your child deal with disappointments (dance related). My dd, 14 years old, has had some tough luck this past year with ballet. In the spring she did her exam and received a Commended. She normally does much better and most of her peers did receive higher marks. In class she has felt very picked on by the teachers - and she is not usually one to complain. I spoke to her teacher about this and she spoke to my daughter. According to her, my daughter is still a very lovely dancer, she just seems to be putting so much pressure on herself that her stress shows when she dances. Finally, this past weekend she auditioned for Nutcracker and did not get any part. Her reaction surprised me in that she basically did not react. I know if it was me, I would have cried - but she seems to be keeping her emotions very well hidden. One other thing is that her good friend got a part. So far, none of this has affected her to the point where she wants to quit, but I'm not sure what (if anything) I could do to help keep up her self-confidence. Thanks! Quote Link to comment
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