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Picturesinthefirelight Thu 29-Aug-13 13:07:52

There are quite a few if us onhere though I know done if you from NAPM & Balletcoforum too

Here we can have a general chit chat about what our children are up to so we don't clog up the threads on specific topics

So Sparkly, Katy, Cory & loads more. Come chat!

Picturesinthefirelight Thu 12-Sep-13 11:36:24

Narrowing down the list if suspects (we know who it isn't from dds contacts & a few mums I know checking their dds phones)

I emailed her old school & they want to speak to me.

She's been told via anonymous text to F off and die.

cory Sat 14-Sep-13 10:40:23

Oh that's horrible. Pre-teen girls can be such little shits. How is she dealing with it?

KatyMac Mon 16-Sep-13 14:46:34

May I just advertise a bit?

Sorry blush

Picturesinthefirelight Mon 16-Sep-13 20:03:05

Change that to pre- teen boys including one in my 9 year old sons class.

I would never have thought it was boys. Almost a relief in a way.

Oh well - she's moved on now.

Sparklymommy Thu 19-Sep-13 18:23:12

Jealousy Pictures .

We are having it ATM with dd. She asked me to style her hair in a big bun for school the other day and came home with it in a ponytail. Her supposed "best friend" told her she looked ridiculous. (She didn't, she looked beautiful). Then today she refused to wear her crop-top/trainer bra, because the same "friend" has been picking on her about it. If much more happens I shall have to speak to the school but I would rather not do that.

KatyMac Thu 19-Sep-13 18:55:28

DD is being teased at school too - apparently is 'all in the name of fun'


Sparklymommy Fri 20-Sep-13 08:24:29

Oh Katy it is never fun for the one being teased is it? Here, have some cake. My dd doesn't want me to say anything because she just wants to be friends with everyone. She doesn't understand that they are basically jealous of her. The child in question has a mother who is constantly saying things like " why aren't you more like sparklysdd?" She has had it from tiny. I remember one mum at sports day in nursery asking me how I "make my daughter push herself forward" [sceptical] I don't. And never have. She has always just been the child who stands out and wants to be doing it all.

cory Fri 20-Sep-13 08:39:18

So sorry about everybody whose dc are getting teased or bullied. It probably is jealousy but that doesn't make it any easier.

KatyMac Fri 20-Sep-13 09:53:48

The thing is it's 'teasing' not bullying they are (apparently) 'laughing with her, not at her' & that makes all the difference......

KatyMac Sat 28-Sep-13 11:18:02

DD has gone off to her first asssociate day today - I'm really struggling with it

Picturesinthefirelight Sat 28-Sep-13 18:44:26

Hope she enjoys it Katy

I'm feeling very put of the loop now as I can't make most of the school events

It was open day today & dd was one of just two Year 7s chosen to sing solo.

KatyMac Sat 28-Sep-13 23:38:54

O h how lovely

DD started at Saturday school today (LSC), Has dress rehearsal tomorrow (for show mext week) & is dancing tomorrow night with her group

I'm knackered

saintlyjimjams Sun 29-Sep-13 18:24:50

Ah just came in to see how everyone is getting on. Sorry to hear about those having a tough time because of other kids sad

We're back in the swing of things now, ds2 has been busy recording his cartoon - getting into the habit of daily, short burst of practicing lines.

cory Wed 02-Oct-13 08:39:22

fine here <waves at everybody>

dd has just been given a part with an adult am dram group for early next year- she's really looking forward to that

enjoying college and her BTEC in acting

did get a bit upset yesterday because she felt she hadn't done herself justice in the first assessment

actually can I get some feedback on this?

what is a good plan of action if you are doing an assessed improvisation and the other members of the group (which you haven't chosen) suddenly either totally ignore the plot outline or refuse to join in at all? dd realises that she needs not to let it throw her next time, but is unsure of correct etiquette

Picturesinthefirelight Wed 02-Oct-13 09:17:28

What a nightmare.

Has she been given the assessment criteria. What that says I guess depends in whether she goes with the flow and adapts to them ignition the plot line or whether they are being assessed on how they use that do shed need to keep on track.

Difficult one.

cory Wed 02-Oct-13 09:33:07

thanks for your quick response, Pictures

I suspect she needs a quick chat with the teacher. She has a horror of seeming to blame anybody else (except in private ranting at home) but I am sure she can find a way of phrasing it that makes it clear that she is asking what she should be doing rather than moaning about the others.

It seems she was unlucky; the school bus was late so she was put in the last group, with the kids who really couldn't care less. I think it's upset her because she is usually very good at improv and it's something she really enjoys. And it was her first college assessment.

She hasn't been given the assessment criteria so she'll have to ask for those.

Picturesinthefirelight Wed 02-Oct-13 09:40:08

Unfortunately it is the kind of course that will attract the cant care less drama is a pushover people

Totally agree about phrasing it in a what should I do in future rather than laying blame- shows maturity

If I get chance ill ask she to ask his college who teaches Btec drama but its a bit busy at the moment with a sick bug affecting staff & some away on yr 7 residential.

Picturesinthefirelight Wed 02-Oct-13 09:40:23

Sorry predictive text.

saintlyjimjams Fri 04-Oct-13 08:35:17

How did she get on with the teacher cory?

Does anyone here have a child who has audition for NYMT or YMT before?

cory Sat 05-Oct-13 18:46:11

She will be seeing the teacher on Monday, saintly; she only has this particular teacher once a week. She seems very determined to learn from the experience and take anything on board the teacher might suggest, so that's all to the good.

KatyMac Mon 07-Oct-13 14:05:43

Fingers crossed Cory

DD went into school today - I thought she'd be too tired after the shows yesterday

They were so,so good

RussiansOnTheSpree Mon 07-Oct-13 17:03:23

saintlyjimjams Are you considering it despite the distance? I know DD2 would love it, and it has been mentioned both by her singing teacher and her drama group - but she's too your, and will continue to be too your for a while - since she's August born, she won't even qualify for next summer when most of her school year group would...

It's been hugely busy here - both DDs are rehearsing for the big half term show, and DD2 also has panto rehearsal every Sunday morning straight after mass (basically she and another lad, rather older, go hurtling off straight after communion every Sunday in an attempt to get to the studio by 10:30. They haven't been late once yet). It's especially hard for Dd2 since she plays the flute in the church music group and often sings the psalm. Also, she's been doing 11+ exams for the last week or so. Ludicrous really since she's barely 10. There's also lots of music exams and performances coming up - DD1 is playing gigs this Saturday and next Saturday, and they are both in a big showpiece event for a regional arts festival in a couple of weeks.

I think by the end of half term they will be shattered!

RussiansOnTheSpree Mon 07-Oct-13 17:04:50

young not your. I have no idea whether to blame autocorrect or jet lag. Perhaps it's a bit of both.

saintlyjimjams Mon 07-Oct-13 23:10:44

Yes Russians. He just scraped in age wise last year, but didn't want to to do it last year and the audition and dates ended up clashing with his west end touring production audition and second stint in it anyway. This year he's that much more independent and is keen to have a go. I've heard the auditions for NYMT/YMT are worth doing anyway (and have told him there aren't many parts for the younger kids, so he should just go along and treat the audition itself as a worthwhile experience). A few of the actors he's looked up to & been a bit in awe of on the various tours have done NYMT or YMT & one in particular from years ago who he really liked was very encouraging about it so he's keen.

It depends a bit where they audition, we're not trekking miles for one while he's so young so will wait and see when & where they're announced.

saintlyjimjams Mon 07-Oct-13 23:13:22

Oh and he ran the idea past his previous chaperone who he adores & treats as a bit of a mentor, & she did it and thought it was a good idea for him so he's really, really keen now!

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