I really do think that all girls should get the chance in gymnastics if they so want it, and its important to support that. In my post, I was not referring to girls with anxiety or any other medical condition, just girls who cry because they cant do something after they try one time, or they make a mistake at a competition. Thats more of what frustrates me. And also at my gym, to me it seems that the girls that cry are the ones who don't work hard and give up easily. Im sure that this is different at other gyms, but from my point of view from my gym it frustrates me because they are crying because they can't do something or did poorly, but I know that if they tried harder and kept working it would be fine. All the view here come from different backgrounds with their gym.
I'm glad that my coach doesn't put up with crying at competitions (of course for injury, but not poor performances and such), she takes the girl that is crying off to the side for a little talk, and lets them be. There is little sympathy in crying for making a mistake. Of course it depends not only on the gym but with the gymnasts at the gym too, but at my gym this is how it is.
Cbone- I dont really think that it is your right to say weather or not mayestras daughter has anxiety or not, she really was just standing up for those girls who do have it. Doesn't matter if her daughter has it or not, which I am pretty sure that she was diagnosed.