what do i do?

Angel - posted on 02/08/2015 ( 8 moms have responded )




My 6yrs old daughter wants to be a model,on tv,she wants to dance and lots more. Just a bit confused! Please help!


Sarah - posted on 02/08/2015




We do similar to Jodi. Depending on how much is going on depends on how many activities they are allowed to do. As my kids have become older the amount has gone up. We do have a rule that if you start an activity you do need to finish it for that season. You don't have to go out again the next season, but if you make that commitment to go out for something or try something then you need to complete it. There are also certain activities that if you decide you don't want to go out the next season it will be hard to go out down the road for if you change your mind. This is explained to them also so they do understand you can't always come and go on some activities.

Jodi - posted on 02/08/2015




She's 6. She will go through stages of wanting to do all sorts of things. My kids have always been allowed to have one activity outside school, in addition to learning to swim, and that's it. Otherwise it gets too much for me to do the running around to activities and we end up not having time during the week for homework and other things. Decide what works for your family, and tell her to choose an activity. She doesn't need all of them.


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~♥Little Miss - posted on 02/12/2015




Actually dance, ballet, tap, jazz,. modern....if it is a real company can be just as difficult if not more so than modeling. BUT, if you daughter is serious about all of these things, find reputable places, not just a run of the mill dance place. If the same teacher does all of the above, she is not a good teacher. If one teacher specializes in one specific area, that is usually better.

Also, classical Ballet will give her grace, and movement for all of her other future adventures. Especially if she is going to be on any kind of stage.

Mercedes - posted on 02/11/2015




I would start her with dance, it is easy, simple, and age-appropriate for a six year old. Modeling is a brutal world, where children and teens are forced to restrict themselves to an obscene level physically,....so if this is something she's truly interested in, save it for when shes older. On tv, that runs similar to modeling, so again, perhaps should wait until she gets a diploma in Theatrics. However dance? There are hundreds of Studios filled with little girls around her age. But like Sarah said, ask her what is her absolute favorite one, and move from there.

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