Originally Posted by RaeAnne
Why not? Just curious.
Body image and eating disorder issues. Neither DH's family nor mine have the genes to stay that lithe, so I would just be setting my kid up. As for boys (hypothetical 'cause I don't have one), sauce for the goose, sauce for the gander.
I recently unenrolled my two year old from a toddler exercise class that takes place at a gymnastics studio, because I didn't want to disappoint her by exposing her to the gymnastics environment and then not letting her participate.
Not that I want ballet or gymnastics to die out, but it should only be practiced by those who can maintain the expected slender figure naturally, or - better yet - evolve into forms that can be performed well by a variety of body types.