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Is it okay to cry?

I have run a dance school for just over fifteen years, and would like to share an observation I have made with parents. I have seen many young children grow into talented dancers and performers over the years, I have also seen children grow into fine, respectable adults. I am very proud to have played a part in shaping the people those now grown adults have become.Lately I've been concerned about the amount of children crying over very minor things but what concerns me most is the way too many parents are reacting to the tears! If a young dancer is removed from a small section of a routine or moved from what they may see as a 'prime' position, this is not a reason to cry. Furthermore when your child comes to you in the waiting area of the dance studio or when they arrive home and complain to you, why is the reaction not to say to your child "your teacher knows best, trust that they are doing what is best for you and your class"? Too often parents reaction is to contact me, the Principal.