My 8yr old (training level 5) came out of practice last night limping. When we asked about it she said she was just being silly in her slides. Later at home we noticed the limp again and asked about it, again she denied it and even walked across the room without limping to prove she was fine. When we noticed it again she finally broke down and said she was scared that she wouldn't be able to go to gymnastics if she told us it was hurting. She is not getting pressure from coaches or us to do this, I truly believe the only pressure is from within herself. We tried to explain how important it is for us to know of any pain so that we can help get it taken care of before she injures it worse. She was very upset and remorseful for not telling us the truth but I'm not sure that our message was clear. Her little 8yr old brain doesn't seem to fully understand.