Kitschqueen_1 Posted June 13, 2013 Share Posted June 13, 2013 As a mum of two daughters aged 27 and 16, both have experienced this type of behaviour from their peers at some point when growing up and not just within the dance world. My experience is that as parents we often want to jump in and rescue them when in fact one of the most important lessons we can teach them is how to resolve conflict and develop resiliance. Many a time I have gone in all guns blazing, tackling the other girls' parents and meanwhile the girls themselves have made up and are the best of friends again!!! It does seem to be a part of female development and my friends who have sons have not had the same issues. Of course systematic bullying is a different thing all together that does need the adults to take control. As ever there has been some great advice on here and I hope things get resolved for your dd Clara. Balletbun, your dd's experience sounds very different. Children and young people as they enter puberty and adolescence take risks, experiment, they desperately want to fit in with peers ,can be easily led and sometimes make the wrong choices where mistakes are made. They are still learning and developing and I find it hard to understand why anyone would think it would be different for those children and young people in vocational schools. Okay, they are talented, driven and focused but they are still children and young people who are going through normal developmental stages. I hope your dd, with your support can overcome this setback and continue to pursue her dreams. 7 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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