- Jun 14, 2019
My daughter is a level 6 and turned 11 this week. She practices great and is in fact doing upgrades for level 7 and 8. Her coaches show no concerns about her talent or ability. However, she does not compete well and it has turned into a great anxiety for competition season. Her dad and I have had many conversations with her about how the scores don't matter and that we are proud of her for just trying at each meet. We're the parents, so what do we know right? We have worked with her coaches and they have told her that they see great potential in her and it may take falling in every meet for her to finally have 1 good one and know she can do it. I just need to know what to do as a parent when she leaves every meet feeling defeated (even though I have seen so much progress already this year). The lack of confidence is really holding her back and it is killing me as a parent to see such a talented young athlete who doesn't see it herself.