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    For Parents Talking Nutrition

    I would highly recommend Christina Anderson, The Gymnast Nutritionist, and her Balanced Gymnast Method online course. She has great information on fueling your gymnast, while keeping the food approachable for picky eaters.
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    Young Gymnast - TOPS Elite track

    At what point/age/level would you expect there to be some sort of concrete plan or timeline for her to succeed or even qualify to TOPS, HOPES, Elite?
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    For Parents Brag Moment!!

    She is spectacular to watch, especially on beam! My daughters love watching her routines. You must be so proud!
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    For Parents Young Gymnast - TOPS Elite track

    Thank you for your response! This is very encouraging to hear. I love that your daughter is able to pursue another passion and talent of hers at such a high level of gymnastics! My daughter has participated in a few different team sports already, and we are planning to have her continue to try...
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    For Parents Young Gymnast - TOPS Elite track

    Thank you for sharing. These are very good points!
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    For Parents Young Gymnast - TOPS Elite track

    This is something I will definitely keep in mind. Thank you very much for sharing your valuable experience!
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    For Parents Young Gymnast - TOPS Elite track

    I have older children that I homeschool, so we as a family homeschool. I didn’t find it necessary to include the ins and outs of our educational decisions. I have an older gymnast that participates in daytime practice as well and actually homeschools. My daughter is 5.5 now, so she certainly...
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    For Parents Young Gymnast - TOPS Elite track

    I realize I am being defensive, so I want to apologize. I am appreciative of everyone that has taken the time to offer a response. The implication that homeschool practices are setting our daughter up for failure were specifically frustrating. Our decision to homeschool is extremely personal...
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    For Parents Young Gymnast - TOPS Elite track

    Oh wow! I am genuinely surprised to hear such blanketed judgement without knowing enough about my daughter, her gym environment or our family to draw such harsh conclusions. We have a child that is passionate, talented and driven, and all we want to do is provide her the best opportunities...
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    For Parents Young Gymnast - TOPS Elite track

    Thank you so much for sharing your experience! This is encouraging! I am really appreciative of the many different perspectives I have received here from very experienced parents. This is such a great resource.
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    For Parents Young Gymnast - TOPS Elite track

    I appreciate your honest feedback and will take it to heart. I have been pleased to hear from everyone that any possible elite aspirations do not need to be on our radar at this time. And I will continue to stay vigilant to avoid a burnout situation. To clarify, she was not evaluated and moved...
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    For Parents Salute Leos Processing Time

    Hi! So I placed an order with Salute Leos last month. It’s been 6 weeks with no sign of the order shipping. I emailed the company 3 weeks ago to check in and got a vague response about the leos being custom made and taking some time but no indication of when they would be shipped. And there is...
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    For Parents Grips! for small people

    I can’t speak to how they hold up doing big skills, but my daughter uses pixie grips that were recommended for her tiny hands and wrists. We also just got the drybands to help the grips feel more comfortable and secure, so I’m glad to hear your daughter likes those! A couple optional moms at the...
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    For Parents Young Gymnast - TOPS Elite track

    This is really interesting. Thank you so much for sharing your experiences! That last part is hysterical!
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    For Parents Young Gymnast - TOPS Elite track

    Thanks for the input so far! I want to assure everyone that she does not feel the slightest bit of pressure. These are not conversations we are having in front of her. As far as she's concerned, she gets to do what she loves in the gym with her friends, while also living a very full life...