In today's world, with all the possibilities for distraction and mindless uses of one's valuable time, I am thankful my teenage daughter carves out time (with sure handed guidance from my wife) to be involved in ballet and play the cello.
Yes, she does seem to live for texting and Facebook, but she is, after all, 14 and she must keep in touch with her peers, even more so than her parents.
That said, I love her abilities in the world of music and dance and am grateful she continues to pursue these activities. I am confident it will become an important part of her life in the future, however she chooses to use it.
YES. She does and will start 9th grade there next month.