My 6 yr old does not want to go to gymnastics class

Jui - posted on 03/13/2017 ( 6 moms have responded )




My 6 yr old daughter told me yesterday night that I do not want to do gymnastics and started crying . She says the kids in class are too small and she does not like to do gymnastics.
Do you think a 6 year old understands what she likes or not ?


Michelle - posted on 03/14/2017




Nancy: Please start your own conversation.

Jui: I agree with the other ladies. My kids have said they want to quit their activities but I have always made them finish out the term that I have paid for. Sometimes kids have to try a few different things before they find what they really want to do. I know I did as a kid.

Sarah - posted on 03/13/2017




I agree, it is a good life lesson to teach her to finish up the session. My kids also would make noises about quitting an activity if they were tired, overwhelmed or not getting along with the other kids.

Dove - posted on 03/13/2017




Of course a 6 year old knows what she likes. Was it her idea to try it... or yours? If it was her idea and you paid for a session already I would explain to her about finishing out her commitments, but then if she does not want you to sign her up for the next session you won't. If it was YOUR idea... I'd talk to the teacher about a refund, but if you can't get one you can give your daughter the same speech about honoring commitments.

I will add that there were many days after gymnastics that my girls said they didn't want to do it anymore. I signed them up at 5.5 because THEY wanted to do it. I always told them the same thing that I'm advising you to tell her... they have to finish out the session that is already paid for, but if they don't want to do another one I won't sign them up... And they were in gymnastics continuously til they were 13 and decided to quit for good. The 'I wanna quit' stuff happened several times from 6-9ish years old, but they never REALLY wanted to quit... they would just get tired from a work out, but by the next week they were ready to go again. It might end up being similar w/ your daughter... or she might really not want it. I absolutely would not force a child to continue an extracurricular activity that they are desiring to quit.


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Jui - posted on 03/18/2017




Thank you so much Dove. I did tell her to finish her session for which I have paid and she did . We did not join the new session as she did not want tot do it .

Nancy - posted on 03/14/2017




Hi my name is nancy my son was diagnosed with school phobia he was doing good for a while going everyday now he refuses to get up.and go the school said they will have to report it any advice will do

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