vicarious Posted January 29, 2008 Report Share Posted January 29, 2008 I got DS2's exam report today and had a chance to speak with his teacher breifly. With both agree his lack of maturity is holding him back in many things, ballet being one of them. He's 10 yo and has the body of a six year old. He is the last born child in our family. When nearly everyone meets him they comment "He's soooo cuuuute" He eats it up. His teacher and I both feel he's not maturing because he wants to hang on to that attention. She has instructed the older dancer girls to not fuss over and baby him. Honestly I'm still trying to break myself of babying him. He's not making progress in ballet. Part of me thinks it's because he's not maturing they way he should and the other part says he needs to be challanged more in class and needs to be in a class with DKs his age rather than his size. I know that one area of a child's life will plateau while another aspect progresses. He is making progress academically. I know DS1 was pretty stagnant for a while in ballet then the hormones hit and he completely changed even in ballet. Is this plateau just a natural way for me to have a calm before the teenage storm? Do I need to do anything? If so what? I'll surf the web and find out about how to help the baby of the family. I know boys will stagnate in ballet and need a challange. Is this what's going on? You know I'm not so worried about whether he progresses in ballet or not but I'm thinking ballet class can be a barometer of how he's maturing generally. Quote Link to comment
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