Help, we are at our wit's end. Our daughter just turned six. She is extremely well behaved, she loves school, she obeys us, she has lots of friends, she's smart she's healthy BUT she will NOT perform in front of a group. We have had this happen on several occassions and at least two of them have ended up in family arguments. Today was the last day of her ballet/tap class and all the parents are invited to watch the kids perform. She did the tap part very well and then became upset when it was time to do the ballet portion. She performed that outside of the room where all of the other kids were performing. By the time we got to gymnastics she would do basically nothing and she refused to get her medal when they called her at the end. When she tries she succeeds, but she has an impossible time trying in front of a group. At pre-K graduation she ended up taking off her gown and embarrasing mom terribly. Any thoughts appreciated.
Answer by pat7879 at 12:59 AM on Jun. 5, 2009
let it go and stop putting so much pressure on her to "perform" for you. If the performance part doesn't make her happy, you forcing the issue will only make it worse. Tap, ballet, and gymnastics at this age should be fun for her. If she enjoys the practice, let her enjoy it and stop starting fights over her not wanting to get up and perform for a crowd.
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