Guest Watermill Posted August 10, 2002 Report Share Posted August 10, 2002 I've always wanted to ask other parents what they considered as appropriate parent conduct toward ballet school instructors and administration when issues such as the following arise: 1 ) Favoritism by instructors (real or perceived) 2) Possibility of injury due to over stressed young (growing) bodies 3) Possible verbal or psychological abuse by instructors. Obviously there are many othe issues that can come up, but these are just some examples. I know that many parents feel it isn't their place to speak up to the school about these things, but they complain vociferously in the parking lot to eachother. As a result no adjustments get made by the school and things just get worse. Obviously, many eager parents feel that to "cause trouble" might hurt their child's chances to move up a level or get a solo in the Spring Recital. But not speaking out can lead to festering inner resentment. And we all know where that leads... Has anyone struck a balance with their school of proper parental concern and distance? Any thoughts? Watermill Quote Link to comment
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