How do you convince your child to leave a gym that is no longer working for them? Due to coaching changes the current gym is not working at all, the girls are actually regressing. No change is being made to coaching. My daughter however does not want to leave because of her friends. Despite complaining about going to practice or not wanting to go at all. Girls are getting hurt, she can't get new skills, last years skills have been lost, but she refuses to leave. I think she is afraid of change. How does a parent gently encourage a child to give something new a try? She is not by any means happy at her current gym. Teenager, high level, so she has a mind of her own, not a child that can easily be swayed. Or is this a decision she has to make herself?