The other day, we had a great hangouts session on Google+ where moms (and currently pregant moms) got together to talk about what they planned or are planning for their children.
Surprisingly, a lot of them chose ballet.
Obviously, I was happy, smiling ear to ear but I couldn’t help but feel, are we dictating our children’s future and likes?
I know we can’t really force our kids to do what they don’t want. But I also know that if we don’t push them, they might end up not trying anything outside their iPads.
One of the mommy bloggers that I got to talk to really wants her soon to be born daughter to take up ballet for reasons like better posture and appreciation for dance. I CAN’T ARGUE WITH THAT. It’s really a noble idea!
But there are some moms that just want their kids to try it because it’s something they weren’t able to try out. I’ve met a lot of moms over the years that just force their kids to take up classes they don’t even feel like taking. Piano anyone?
I guess what I’m really trying to say is, if we are going to push our kids to try something, we shouldn’t force them to like it after they try it.
But I guess you can force them to take ballet…kidding!