Hii. I'm not a parent im a 14 year old gymnast. I wanted to get some opinions from other parents because sadly my gymnastics life is starting to end because of my mom. My mom doesnt support me doing gymnastics. At first she just signed me up because I was doing it with my friend; just for fun right? But then as i started continuing it; i started liking it MORE AND MORE. I'm at the point where i love it now and its just a major part of my life. Oh yeah; by the way im the kind of sports person. I LOVE playing sports; and when i say LOVE .. i mean LOVE as in it's my life. Anyways, my mom doesnt understand my love for sports. She keeeps on putting my dreams of competing at the next level out of reach. I HATE it. Today i was doing my usual routine on the trampoline; and then all i hear from her is why are you doing that... stop pretending that your a gymast.. you're going to hurt yourself one day. I mean i know that shes looking out for me in a way but in another way; I have a strong feeling that she just doesnt want me doing it . It hurts knowing that your mom and parents are putting your dreams and hopes down and instead of encouraging you. I've been told my some coaches that i have potential and the spirit to be a great gymnast; but have been torn down by my mom. Im actually really sad and cant stand it no longer. I just wanna prove to her that its not just something i do; its something that I LOVE; as well. Please help me. What do you think that i should do to try to convince her to stay longer at the gym?