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Topic: Ummm, where were the parents?

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Subject: Ummm, where were the parents?
Date Posted: 9/6/2010 10:33 PM ET
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I guess I can't figure out what mom & dad would let their child do this,


Date Posted: 9/7/2010 5:16 AM ET
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 Mind boggling!sad

Date Posted: 9/11/2010 8:26 AM ET
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for that to be the end result, seems to me the parents were gone long before the actual audition episode occurred.....I'm with Simon

Date Posted: 9/11/2010 11:05 AM ET
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Oh, that was just terrible and I don't mean just the singing! It's really a fine line parents have to walk while encouraging their children's dreams and also keeping them realistic. You don't want to discourage them and tell them they suck at something, but you also want to save them from being ridiculed in front of thousands of people. That was made clear to me when my own son decided to play the sax. I think the entire choir breathed a sigh of relief when my poor son decided to quit before they went to the competitions, lol. Oh, he really sucked at it, but he enjoyed it so much! He only quit because the school started a skateboarding class and the prinicipal asked Dillon if he'd co-captain it with an older student. I still wonder if the skateboarding class was a plot made to keep the choir from losing every competition, lol.

Now, as for the attitude of the young "ladies", their parents definitely should have worked harder at teaching some manners and teaching them how to act in public! I would be absolutely humiliated if my own son had acted like that in public. I would have wanted to run away and hide!

Jeez, the whole scene was a train-wreck!! Kind of a funny one though; I have to admit I laughed. ;-)

Last Edited on: 9/11/10 11:06 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 9/11/2010 1:57 PM ET
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I know it must be hard to tell a child (or any friend or family member) that they have no talent but still, it's something that should be done in all kindness. I've come across at least one self-published book that I end up shaking my head wondering why they let her do that (let alone give her glowing Amazon reviews).

Date Posted: 9/12/2010 8:09 PM ET
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It looked more like an impromptu thing to me. I doubt the parents even knew what they were up to. The really sad thing is, their stupidity and shameful behavior will live on in infamy. Available for all future potential employers to review.