My 7yo daughter is in her first year as Xcel bronze. She is doing fine and enjoys gymnastics, though she doesn’t live and breathe it (which is totally fine!). My question/concern is that she has a lot of fears. She is already pretty shaky doing her routine on the high beam, and she is scared about the next level of skills. Learning a BHS sounds scary to her, and when I asked her whether she wanted to continue next year she said only if she’s bronze again. I asked her why and she said because she doesn’t want to do a cartwheel on beam. I explained to her that she doesn’t have to do a cartwheel on beam in silver. And I know her coaches won’t have her do anything she isn’t ready for, but I guess my question is whether it’s normal to have a lot of fears at this age/stage or if this is a sign that maybe this isn’t the right sport for her, since it’s only going to get harder and scarier moving forward. I am fine with whether she continues or decides to switch to a different sport—I just want to help her make an informed decision that she feels good about. My inclination is to let her keep going until she says confidently that she wants to quit, but I’m curious what others’ thoughts are on this. Anyone have a child who outgrew fears like this? Or where it only got worse?