jwolfenden Posted January 25, 2017 Report Share Posted January 25, 2017 As a parent of a high achieving 15 almost 16 year old child (who is good at both ballet and academics), I am faced with the tough decision of, what do you do with a child that has done all the right things? I know that generally this shouldn't be a problem and should a cause for pride and celebration, however, with her success comes a hefty price tag and commitment. Do we allow her to continue down the uncertain path of pursuing a professional ballet career? or do we stress the importance of an academic career that may pay off more in the long run? From a dollars and cents point of view: lessons, summer intensives, coaching, competitions...Will ballet ever have a return on the time and money spent? On the other hand to drop a talent and passion, to pursue a more traditional academic approach really guarantee an assured future with monetary security? I can almost bet that many of you are struggling with the same dilemma. I mean, how do you know that, Anything is the "right" thing to do? Quote Link to comment
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