Do you think it is a part of gymnastics to push kids until they cry? While we can see gymnast crying at some gyms, it is not part of gymnastics. Absolutely not.
Parents wonder when they see tears falling from their kid’s eyes. Now is the time to clear your mind.
Kids cry for many reasons. Sometimes, it is normal and acceptable as it can ease the tension of the child. Adults around need to know that gymnast coaches do have hearts. If kids are crying, they may face a distressing situation. Your support and guidance are what they need the most.
Reasons Why Kids Cry
Pain is one of the reasons why gymnasts cry – adults or not. Gymnastics is like other sports: before you learn, there is a pain. It is not easy to split, swing or hang on bars. Tears in training sometimes good. However, it is still important to address why the kid is having hard times for over-train issues.
There are different levels of gymnastics. Some are good. Some cause fear. Fear is experienced if the gymnast is not confident enough. When the kid is afraid to do a routine, he or she may need to pause or need motivation.
Coaches do man and it's normal but most of the kids hate it when someone is mad at them or yelled at the athlete. Discipline is important in sports. If your kid did something wrong there is a correction provided. If it is about public displays of humiliation or bullying then it’s another thing.
The Final Word
To see someone crying is very much disturbing. Whatever the reason for your kid’s crying, find out the cause as soon as possible. If the reason is good, see how you can make it better.
Remember, winners are not the people who never experience pain. It is about those who never quit.