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Many gymnastics and cheerleading coaches do not know the science behind flexibility… It’s sad.

My reaction to this situation… http://www.ketv.com/article/local-cheer-gyms-react-to-colorado-cheerleading-video/12092617

So sad… Many gymnastics and cheerleading coaches need more education on flexibility and conditioning…

web-flexibilityI’ve seen a horrible gymnastics coach do this too. She was fired from one gym, but she is coaching gymnastics again in another gym. It IS ABUSE. If your child’s coach is manually stretching them to the point of tears remove them from that team immediately. There are plenty of good coaches to train with in this country. Your child does not need this physical damage or emotional trauma in their lives!

There IS a way to increase flexibility drastically without all of that pain and trauma. It is not always the muscle group that is tight. It is often the neurological system that will not allow more range of motion. It is literally locking up.

There are safe, effective ways to manually stretch to increase flexibility. I have done it countless times while keeping my athletes happy and healthy. If your daughter or her teammates need more flexibility I am happy to help them become more flexible without torturing them.

The gymnastics and cheer worlds need more people with the CSCS certification involved for conditioning. (Search online for NSCA CSCS to see what it is.)  I am the ONLY CSCS in NJ with 30+ years of high level/competitive gymnastics experience. Yes, there are MANY wonderful coaches in NJ that I greatly admire and respect, but none with the sports science background. Let me know how I can help your daughter and her teammates,  www.bestgymnasticstraining.com

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Dear Helicopter Parents… Don’t Stress Out!

DEAR HELICOPTER PARENTS… DON’T STRESS OUT!!!

You DO NOT have to DO your child’s school projects and homework! You are not helping them learn or become independent by actually DOING THEIR assignments. Let them ask the teacher questions, do the research, and get their own grade. Their adult selves will thank you for it even though they are whining about it now.

I never in my life had help with a school project and only had help with math homework twice even though I struggled. I maintained a B average being dyslexic.

Kids CAN do what they are asked if parents allow them try. Maybe steering them in the right direction on a project or thought process would be helpful, but to actually DO the project for the child is a disservice to that child. It produces kids who cannot think for themselves, are not accountable for their actions, cannot solve problems, and they will not learn the actual assignment.

YOU are not the student anymore, your CHILD is the student. The teacher may be looking for more interpretation, research abilities, and the thought process than for perfection. Projects are an opportunity to learn that some parents are taking away from their kids. Please don’t do it. Your child will survive doing their OWN work and becoming responsible just as many of us did growing up.

Celebrate when the project is done or celebrate when they get their OWN respectable grade for the project, but please DO NOT take the opportunity to learn away from them. Your child only goes through school once, help them make it the most useful years of their life by NOT doing their assignments. Unless you want to end up with Beavis and Butthead.

Best of luck. I can see that the job of a parent is enormous, draining, and difficult. I have tremendous respect for parents. I have worked with literally thousands of children over the past 30+ years and have studied child psychology. I am still in touch with many who I trained 20 hours a week for several years. I have seen the outcome over and over again with kids who get everything handed to them vs kids who are forced to learn for themselves and be independent. Try to think of it as raising an adult, not only comforting a child. And of course, reward great efforts in a memorable way.

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