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    Anon Puberty Growth Spurt

    My daughter is in the throes of a major puberty growth spurt- ugh! Anyone else's daughter going through this right now? I have been reading through some of the previous posts about growth spurts which have been nice to read, because I know we are not alone in this, but wow- it has been a...
  2. Anonymous Post

    Anon Does doing gymnastics from a young age stunt growth?

    hi! im writing an essay about this topic, if anyone would like to elaborate. Any information /opinions are appreciated
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    Parents Growing pains/mean girls

    My 13 year old is a platinum and spends about 20 hours at the gym a week, she loves it, happy as can be and super confident in herself outside of the gym. Her non gym friends have totally turned on her and are being awful — saying terrible things like ‘why do you spend so much time there, you...
  4. GymDadWA

    Parents How long after growth spurt

    My DD had at least a three inch growth spurt over the summer and just recently started to have mental blocks on skills she was previously very comfortable with like BH on beam. I don't think this is unusual and patience is probably all she needs, but just curious how long it typically takes...
  5. PeanutsMom

    Parents Growth spurt the worst possible time

    Last year in March of 2020 when everything shut down for months. My 11 year old daughter was 4'4 inches tall. This year she is 4'9". At least she looks like a 6th grader now. However, her bones in her legs and feet grew faster than the muscles and she is having terrible pain in her feet and legs...
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    Parents Growth during the time off?

    Curious if your child has experienced growth during the time off. Puberty starting where it had not before, or puberty accelerated. Periods happening, bodies changing, boys voices changing, etc. Mine surprisingly has not really grown much-yet. Between 1/4 to 1/2 inch. But her body is definitely...
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    MAG Growth during break

    So my son is 14, turning 15 soon. Has not been to practice since mid March due to quarantine. He’s currently a Level 9. Since Jan, he’s probably grown 6 inches, so a major growth spurt. My question is, will this time off make it easier or harder to adapt, once training resumes? He will be...
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    Parents Growth mindset help

    My 9-year-old L4 is on a great path and continually improving...except for vault. It's now at a point where she believes she's just not good at it, and no matter what she tries, she'll score poorly and that's just that. One of the things I love about gymnastics is how it instills a growth...
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    WAG Bent legs after growth

    How long after a major growth spurt does it take kids to get (literally) the kinks out? My daughter has been doing the BHS BLO on beam for a good 3-4 years, she grew about 6 inches and her legs are so terribly bent! (They were not pre-growth spurt) I know others say it can take awhile, (her...
  10. kimute

    Parents Humeral (shoulder) head growth plate fracture

    MRI results just back. My 13 yo has a fracture in the growth plate of her shoulder. Does anyone have recovery experience with this? Competition season is late January and wondering if any stories can inform her possibilities. Thank you!
  11. trampolinemom

    Parents growing over fear ??

    So I know probably none of you has a chrystal ball to predict the future for my DS but what are your stories of your gymnasts who have encountered fear and blocks do they get over them once they are past growth spurts? Where do they end up after years? Do they quit or continue? DS is my 12...
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    WAG Losing skills due to growth

    My daughter is growing like a weed -- close to 5'7" already and has lost all her floor passes (level 9). Has anyone else experienced this? How do you get your skills back? Can a change in height really throw everything off?
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    Parents Team growth and fees

    We have a great booster club (501c3). Our biggest fundraiser is a meet, which has raised enough in years past to cover coaches expenses for the entire year (parents only paid meet entries). Our team has doubled in size the last 2 years, but the meet profit has stayed the same. We are left...
  14. JBS

    ChalkBucket Growth... tell your friends!

    Most people say that forums are dead... not here... thanks to all of you. Here is a graph of new user registrations from September of 2005 through now (by month). May is only half over and we already have 70 new members! Help this place grow... tell your friends... share us on social media!
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    WAG Growth Plate Wrist Injury

    Does anyone have any experience with a stress fracture on the growth plate on the radius? My dd is on week 8 of healing from this. She was in a brace for 3 weeks, in a cast for 4 weeks, and now back to a brace during activity only for 2 more weeks. She has just been out of the cast for a...
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    Parents Growth Hormone Deficiency

    My DD has been diagnosed with Growth Hormone Deficiency and I have searched the forums and the only information I can find is several years old. I would like to know if anyone has had a daughter with GHD and had them treated with growth hormones. Or if they were diagnosed and you chose NOT to...
  17. MILgymFAM

    Parents She's still growing..

    My ODD grew overnight. Literally. Again. At 6pm last night I stood behind her and did a ballet bun, all normal like. This morning I was putting her hair in a pony and realized I had to reach up. We went to the measuring wall and what do you know? Another 3/4 of an inch. Does anyone else's kid...
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    Parents Questions: Growth plate injuries

    OK, I'll try to keep it short. This is a half vent, half question. In a nutshell, DD 9 y.o., lv 6 was at practice, waiting her turn to go. Her turn comes, she can't even take another step forward. They were doing stuff on tumble track right before but no apparent "ouch" moment. Xrays...
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    WAG Some questions about growth & development

    Dd9's development is looking a bit different than that of the other girls on her team, so I'm hoping some of you can offer me some perspective! Dd has grown up in the gym. She was adopted internationally and initially had some developmental delays. At her OT's suggestion, we enrolled her in...
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    WAG Gym Growth

    Coaches and Owners, I am curious about how you think about gym growth. If things are well in your program, there will be growth. More kids entering at the preteam (and even preschool) level, less attrition from preteam to team, less attrition from compulsory to optionals and more kids wanting...