Is pushing kids until they cry just a part of gymnastics?
Here is the answer: yes and no.
… there are times when kids cry for a host of reasons that are normal and acceptable, perhaps even good. Crying can release tension. It can cue us that what we are doing matters. It can let the adults around the child know that the child is in distress and may need comforting or further guidance.
So how is a parent to know when the tears are a warning sign versus when the tears are just a normal part of life? Here are some things to consider …