Thanks for responding Soogar.
Actually, he skated at the intermediate level last year. Which is still very young for someone his age. In general, boys tend to progress slower than girls. Also, he has only been skating for a very short period of time.
I don't think we should have any expectations one way or the other about anyone's future in skating. Skating is a difficult sport and a lot can happen. People can have both dramatic improvements or they can just get "stuck"-and hit a platau. There is also the issues of injury, changing body, and simply not being as interested anymore.
The most important thing is that they have fun with their skating.
I enjoy seeing Daria & Artur skate, they both are adorable kids with tons of charisma on the ice
But I also feel really uncomfortable analyzing anyone's skating, at this age group/skill level, regardless of whether it is a positive analysis or a negative analysis.
Now, maybe this makes me a hypocrite Because maybe you can say that if you get the opportunity to skate in shows etc, you should also get a chance to have your skating analyzed more.
Hopefully people will just enjoy the fact that they enjoy skating, and not compare them to their OGM parent, or have too high or low of expectations.
Hopefully, skating is just one of many fun activities at this point in their lives.