Perhaps I didn't make myself clear with my original post....I am not looking to coach my child, that is what I pay her gym to do. They are the trained professionals not me. I am just looking for suggestions to help your child work through the frustrations that may arise. thanks.
Sorry if we miunderstood.
To help her, reassure her that the kip will come, tell her that many, many gymnasts struggle with this very complicated skill. Shawn Johnson says that it took her "way too long" to get her kip.
I remind my gymmie that every gymnast gets skills at different times, she got some things quickly whilst other girls were still slogging awat, the kip is her own challenge.
I try not to bring up the kip, if she brings it up, I just say "you're working so hard it will come".
I know it is hard in the US as they really cannot compete L5 without the kip, here in Quebec my gymmie will compete and will take a 0.5 deduction for it. THough maybe the "having to have it" might be extra motivation.