“The topic of choosing a child's hobby is very scrupulous. I can't say how I would feel if, for example, Angelica's desire to become a skater did not coincide with her abilities.
This is stressful for both the child and the parent. Therefore, it seems to me, it is necessary to give children the maximum freedom of choice so that they do what they really like, and the parental task in such a situation is to support and lead the child to where he does best. It so happened that figure skating became the most important and favorite among Angelica's many hobbies.
No matter how surprising it may sound, neither I nor Maxim (Trankov) put a hand to this and never insisted on it. Moreover, at first we were categorically against! Then, when she visited us almost everywhere (we take Lika to our shows and performances), everything turned upside down. My daughter sees what mom and dad are doing and seems to want to be like us.
So figure skating lured Angelica into the ice "abyss". To the question "who do you want to become in the future?", My three-year-old daughter confidently answers "Skater!"
Nevertheless, I believe that children consciously choose the professional path after the first competitions and results. And before that, this whole story is just a hobby.
Now, of course, it is difficult for me to “turn off” my mother and “turn on” a professional coach. I am wildly worried about Angelica, for every awkward movement, as my mother once worried (I remember she tied a bandage so that there were no bumps after my constant blows with my forehead on the ice). When Lika is on the ice, I shudder, clutching at my heart and I pray to her: "Daughter, please, maybe not?" Well, that's okay, for now it's just a hobby for my daughter, albeit a strong one,”Volosozhar noted.