I know it sounds bad. However, my daughter keeps trying out for school programs and talent shows. I don't know how to break it to her that she's not a good singer. She's very talented in other ways (ie art). Maybe I should enter her in an art contest. I don't want to discourage her from doing the things she wants - I don't think that's good parenting. However, I feel like letting her continue on like this isn't good either because she may embarass herself.Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 10:39 AM on Mar. 4, 2009 in Tweens (9-12)
Answer by krazyash023 at 10:40 AM on Mar. 4, 2009
no!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Just super praise the good!!!
Answer by chefjen at 10:42 AM on Mar. 4, 2009
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Answer by admckenzie at 11:35 AM on Mar. 4, 2009
Answer by momof5inohio at 12:29 PM on Mar. 4, 2009
Have you recorded her singing and let her hear it? Would you prefer to let some other person tell her in a hurtful manner in front of an audience and have her be embarrassed?
I do also think that lessons could be a good idea, after letting her know exactly why you are doing it.
Answer by Anonymous at 7:46 PM on Mar. 4, 2009
Bash away, but DH and I have told our dd that she cannot sing. Period. We point out the many talents she does have, like she is artistic, extremely athletic, and she gets great grades. IMO it did not hurt her self-esteem any, it may have saved it - ie from her trying to sing in front of her friends, which would be embarrassing. Ever seen American Idol? Their mammas told them they could sing too! Now she sings even worse and very loudly to dh and I just to annoy us! She thinks it is hilarious.
Answer by WvPhotobug at 12:26 AM on Mar. 5, 2009
Answer by graciesmom164 at 12:44 AM on Mar. 5, 2009
Next question overall
She speaks in full sentences but refers to herself in the second person!