March 6, 2020 at 7:02 PM
In ballet class we spin, leap, and turn a lot. Messy buns with 2 bobby pins and top knots held together with scrunchies are not going to cut it.
Regular attendance is also a great way to teach your child about following through on their commitments. Your child might not always feel like going to class, but as a parent, you got to stick to your guns. Use their reluctance as a learning opportunity to teach them about fortitude and responsibility.
Do you take off every day you don’t FEEL like going to work? Sometimes in life, we have to do things we don’t feel like doing. This is an important lesson for kids to learn and will help them develop a strong work ethic as they grow up.
If your child is injured, it is still important that they attend class. Give them a journal to take notes in and bring them to their dance classes. Even if your child is unable to dance, they can still watch, listen and learn. Attending class while injured will make it much easier for your child to catch up once they are able to dance again.
If you struggle every week to get your child to go to dance class, then perhaps dance isn’t right for them. Finish your commitments for the school year then allow your child to explore other interests and hobbies. Dance isn’t for everyone. Sometime as parents, we let our own interests and dreams get in the way of our child’s journey of self-exploration and individualism.