That's great...I haven't heard many people say that. Parent socialization is also important in a parent and tot class, but I hate it when people forget that the kids always come first.I enrolled my dtr in a parent and tot class for socialization (hers) and viewed it as a structured play group.
My daughter was 6. She was having trouble in school we had her pediatrician run tests on her and found she has ADHD. She stopped in the middle of her physical and asked if she was in gymnastics. I said no and asked her why, she said she was as strong and as coordinated as her patients that were gymnasts. She said she should be since she'd be good at it and children with ADHD need to find something that they are good at along with learning how to channel their energy. She loves it and we can't believe the confidence and determination she has gained. As for her school work she went from failing everything to a straight A student in 2 weeks with medication and gymnastics.
I usually try to tell the coach if there's a change with her meds or anything. But I worry about her being a distraction to the other kids if her meds wear off during practice. I guess I don't want to be the one with "the kid thats all over the place." Last time that happened where her meds wore off during practice some of the other parents were like "wow she's like a totally different person" She was going around picking up the bigger and older girls in line and twirling them around (it was bedlam) I don't think it counted as weight trainingWe always say we want the children with extra energy, as a coach I would much rather have the student that is so excited they cant stand in line than the one who comes to class too tired to do anything.
That is funny - mine is now the one who is always making people laugh too!! Maybe the shy ones are actually closet comedians. Don't you just love the confidence gymnastics gave them though!! My dd is still really shy in school and stuff - but when she is at gym she just beams and is so happy.flipmonkeysmom - my dd was incredibly shy too. she broke out of it some before gym. now that she has been at this gym for 2 yrs she has really come out of her shell and loves to make people laugh. She always has her coach laughing.