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My thrird grader started dance this year. Latelly shes been giving me a really hard time and says she wants to quit. I'm torn- I hate to let her quit things but at the same time we pay a lot of money for the class so I hate to have her go if she doesn't enjoy it. What should I do?




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My thrird grader started dance this year. Latelly shes been giving me a really hard time and says she wants to quit. I'm torn- I hate to let her quit things but at the same time we pay a lot of money for the class so I hate to have her go if she doesn't enjoy it. What should I do?


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Lisa @ School Family writes:
Hi Lexy- This article has some great advice from parent educator, Nancy Samalin on this topic: Help Children Finish Activities They Start 
I'm curious to hear from other parents on how they think that best way to handle this situation.

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Emily writes:
Is she able to articulate why she wants to quit? If you can figure out what's really bothering her, you can address that. Maybe she thinks the teacher is mean, or the other kids don't like her, or she's frustrated by how challenging the lessons are. I'd try seeing if you can uncover what she's thinking. Too bad we can't read our kids' minds!
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Lisa @ School Family writes:
Thanks for jumping in Emily! Great advice about trying to get the bottom of the reason Lexy's daughter wants to quit. Once you have this understanding, you'll be better equipped to make the quit or no quit decision. Let us know how it turns out.
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