My tween is trying out for middle school cheerleading this afternoon, next year will be her first year in middle school (7th grade here). She has done peewee cheerleading since she was five buy doesn't know how to do a back handspring, I don't know how many of the other girls do, so needless to say I am a nervous WRECK. I am terrified she won't make it and this will be her first FAILURE. I know kids need to learn how to deal with failure, but no one wants their kids to tryout for something and not get it. Especially at such a young age.
My dd has always excelled at anything she has tried, she has only received one B in her whole life and she was so upset. She normally receives high A's and is in the gifted and talented programs and in middle school will start taking some high school class. If she keeps her grades up by the time she gets to HS she will be allowed to go off campus to take college courses. She has been thinking about college since she was a 2nd grader. She is harder on herself then I ever could be on her.
I am not sure how she will react if she doesn't make the team. I am fairly confediant she will make it, but you never know.
Anyway I was thinking about if she doesn't make the team, we will have a girls day this weekend and I will buy her something that she has REALLY been wanting.
Do you think it is a good idea or should I let her deal with her deal with her disappointment herself?