My 16 year old failed her last pro.ballet exam . I am very angry

Marian - posted on 12/19/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )

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I spent lots of money for the dance lesson . I want to be reasonable . Please help me . How do I calm down ?

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Tracy - posted on 12/21/2012

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Yep, same as everyone else. If she tried and failed, how about a girl's night out together and laugh and play - let her know that it's all ok (maybe talk about what went wrong in a light hearted way). If she isn't interested in it anymore and it's something you want, then you have to give her the freedom to choose her own path now or compromise on ways to keep her trying (maybe it's a phase and she'll work through it).

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Michelle - posted on 12/20/2012

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I agree with everything Denikka has said. Why did she fail?

If her heart isn't in it any more than you need to ask her if she wants to continue. There is no point in pushing a child to do something they don't want to do.

Denikka - posted on 12/19/2012

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Why did she fail?

I think that would be the biggest thing for me. Did she slack on practice, not care, etc. Or did she try and just not meet the expectations to pass?

If she tried, I personally would be upset, but not angry at her.
If she was slacking, why? Does she not care about ballet any more? Is it not a priority for her. Maybe talk to her and see.

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