balance her development


Senior Member
Chinese - Mandarin
Hello, everyone:

I read a short biography for Yasemin :
By age 7, Yasemin was fully immersed in swimming training, and her parents, seeking a way to balance her development, introduced her to piano lessons.

Is it correct and idiomatic to say "balance her development" here?

Thank you.
  • panjandrum

    Lapsed Moderator
    English-Ireland (top end)
    It is certainly correct. The context is quite unusual, so there is no "normal" way to express this particular sense. It reads like natural English to me.


    Senior Member
    Chinese - Mandarin
    The context is quite unusual
    Why do you say it is quite unusual? I can't not see it.

    Yasemin was only learning swimming, her parents wanted her to have multiple skills(=to balance her development), so her parents arranged her to learn piano.

    Thank you again.
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