Myers Posted August 8, 2008 Report Share Posted August 8, 2008 Hi--I would like some suggestions for talking with my DD (11 years old) on how to deal with feelings of jealousy towards other dancers in her class. My DD is a very good dancer, and gets appropriate attention when she needs it at her pre-pro school. However, if a new girl comes in and gets more attention, she really goes into the tank and seems very unhappy about dance. She carefully notes which dancers get placed in which lines in class, and feels down if she is not in with who she judges to be the better dancers in the class. I have told her that dance is not a competition, that there will be times when some dancers shine, and others must take a back seat in class for a while, and that she needs to come to terms with these rather unpleasant feelings, but I don't think I really get through to her. Is this a common or is my daughter just overly competitive (and immature?). She is really a nice kid and in school and never begrudges anyone else's success, so this attitude around dance puzzles me. Thanks for your help! Quote Link to comment
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