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This might belong in off topic. I’m not a gymnastics parent or even a parent at all. I was never a competitive gymnast. I was too shy and didn’t like wearing a leotard. I still spent a lot of my young adult life thinking about gymnastics and watching it. It was the biggest interest in my life. I didn’t realize until I was in my mid to late twenties my love for the outdoors (animals, gardening, landscaping). I feel like if I had developed these other interests earlier I would have coped better with some of the troubles that came about in my life and maybe even prevented some of them. What I wanted to ask the parents here is do you encourage your child to develop other interests outside of gymnastics?