“It’s been 2 years and my little Suzy still doesn’t have her back handspring! What am I paying your for?”

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Does the quote above sound familiar?

Maybe that’s not you. Maybe it’s one of the other moms or dads that you’ve overheard in the lobby.

But I’m still pretty sure that you can relate on some level.

After all, when you’re paying good money for gymnastics, cheer or power tumbling, you want to see results. And when you don’t see results, you have every right to know what’s going on. Right?

Of course!

However, the unsettling thing is that you might be throwing a monkey wrench in your child’s progress. Not knowingly. Not consciously. And certainly not because you’re a bad parent.

But unconsciously.

Look, the fact that you had the foresight to put your child in a competitive sport such as cheer, gymnastics or power tumbling already showcases that you are doing the right things and setting them up for success down the line (studies have proven this).

But good intentions don’t always translate into right actions or the outcomes we want. That’s because everyone has blind spots. My fellow coaches and I have them. Our athletes have them. And you as a parent have them.

So today I’m going to help you eliminate the top three blind spots I see well-meaning parents make all too often. I promise it will translate into your child progressing attaining the following benefits:

  • Progress at a faster rate
  • Have more confidence — both in and outside the gym
  • Develop a positive attitude
  • Become independent and take ownership of their success

But in order for this to happen, we must first shed light on something you might be forgetting. Let’s take a look at the first mistake…

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