I am a mom of two girls. My oldest is 14 and has been involved in gymnastics since she was in mommy and me classes. I never dreamed I would still be involved today, 12.5 years later. She is repeating level nine because she has been struggling with injuries. It seems she gets one rehabilated and she sustains another. She is also training to become elite which means she lives at the gym, two hours before school and four hours after school and then 4 hours on Saturday. Our gym team is small and my daughter is the only level nine. She is feeling really stressed because her coach has started pushing REAL hard and is begining to use critisim in an attempt to push her harder. This is really hard for her, her dad and myself. Also some of the little girls are pushing through the levels it seems injury free and are catching up to her which is making my daughter feel, well just bad. I have heard the whispers of the other parents about my daughter not being able to cut it, well sticking it out after three broken bones, torn muscles and tendons I know she can cut it. They still have the opinion that nothing bad will happen to their girls because they are training better. I have been around to long and watched to many good gymnast quit. Well needless to say I don't have an understanding parent support group and was hoping to find some moral support online.