Looks like it’s lights out for this little angel.
Naleigh Kelley, 3 – daughter of actress Katherine Heigl and Josh Kelley – was spotted catching some Zs on her nanny’s shoulder on Wednesday (February 22) in Los Feliz, Calif. The sweet tot must have been worn out from a fun-filled day.
It seems Katherine recently had some issues with Lifetime’s Dance Moms‘ head instructor Abby Lee Miller and her questionable teaching methods and performance ideas.
“I watched with open-mouthed amazement as girls as young as seven were encouraged to dress provocatively and shimmy around a stage doing a dance performance that could just as easily been a burlesque routine,” Katherine wrote on her iVillage blog.
“I kept thinking all these girls were missing is a pole! I was also horrified by the way their instructor spoke to them when she felt they weren’t up to snuff,” she continues. “It was demeaning, belittling, and downright unkind.”
Although clearly upset about the nature of the young girls’ dance moves, Katherine was shocked about how the children were addressed by Abbey.
There is no reason to break anyone down in order to prepare them for inevitable disappointment or unkindness. There is no reason to diminish anyone’s self-esteem in order to get them to try harder next time. Especially not a child’s. The young girls on Dance Moms are wonderfully talented, spirited ladies who should be encouraged to perform since they seem to truly have a knack for it…I just wish they were being inspired, instructed and supported for their gifts as I was when I found my creative path.”