- May 25, 2012
My daughter is a 12 year old level 8 and can't stop talking about how much she hates competition season, keeps saying she can't wait for it to be over so she can work on upgrades and not worry about routines. She wasn't like this last year as a 7, however she was scoring high 37s last year, and easily placing well at meets. This year she's had injuries on and off for the last 6 months, hasn't yet competed all 4 events, and has barely placed at meets, its been tough. Especially because before her latest injury in December she was super ready and prepared. My hunch is that she doesn't want to compete unless she feels super confident in her skills and routines, which, mainly due to injuries and limited training, she most definitely does not. However she hasn't actually voiced that to me, all she says to me is that she hates competing, and hopes she doesn't qualify to state so her season can be over. I'm at a loss as to what to say to her to make her feel better or encourage her. Anyone else dealing with this? She's also a typical moody pre-teen, so trying to talk or reason with her about anything is near impossible.