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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2007 3:47 am 
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adults have learnt to show respect regardless of age or maturity. Kids do not give respect regarless of how mature you are. They know exactly how old you are, and how much older than them you are, its how old you are as well as how mature.

I really hate these arguments, so paddy if your reading this, can you finish up for me, you better at explaining this.


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Ben, I have given up trying to explain anything here. I figure I will let the kids do a real show and when they ruin another kids birthday party and become an object of ridicule and hard feelings, well they deserve it. Let them be known for what they really are, failures.


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Paddy knows my feeling on this subject, I am not sure if Ben does or not. I will try and re-iterate it. Nothing makes me more frustrated than a child's birthday party bieng ruined. I am a huge advocate of kids. I do a lot of volunteer work with kids, as does my daughter as a counselor and mentor. We both love kids. We work with kids ages 5-12. Although she is only 14, she carries with her a maturity of someone much older, she always has. The kids have no problem addressing her as "Ms. ****" and follow her instructions to the letter. We believe in supporting kids.

Although, I believe in supporting kids, I do not to the degree that it would ruin another child's birthday or event. I would not hesitate to tell anyone that they were not ready to perform if they were not--- although I would do it kindly. My daughter did not begin performing until HER mentor told her she was ready.

After my daughter's last performance she had kids and adults asking for her autograph and to take pictures with her-- all but two of her business cards were taken and we put out a large stack. We also had 3 inquiries for future shows that day, one for a public performance and two for private ones. She has had numerous hits on her website.

So I do agree, most of the time, age does play a factor and kids are not ready to do shows. However, there are those rare exceptions and those are the kids I want to support and to help. If they have rough spots, then I want to help them smooth them out.

To the kids wanting to do shows--- I ask you to be realistic. Don't ruin a child's birthday because you want money. Be responsible. Want to know if you are ready? Post a video. And then I will ask the professionals here to kindly tell you where you need help, where your strength lies, and if you are truly ready. If you can, go to your local youth group meetings and ask to be evaluated-- they will tell you. Remember, it is more than just magic. It is magic, presentation, and professionalism.

Good luck-- and please remember, to be honest with yourselves.


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I forgot I posted this, well the show is today, im already packed, and am going to post a video some time this week.


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Hope it went well! I know I'm a little late, but good luck.


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It went well, I DO have it on video, but the video didnt turn out so well, but Im probly going to post it.


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braady wrote:
It went well, I DO have it on video, but the video didnt turn out so well, but Im probly going to post it.


I would be greatly interested in viewing this video.


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adjones wrote:
braady wrote:
It went well, I DO have it on video, but the video didnt turn out so well, but Im probly going to post it.


I would be greatly interested in viewing this video.


The parents also filmed it, and are going to give me a copie, better camera angle


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