Whatever "triggers" it does not mean that we should not try to be responsible about what we say and do, though. I have no power over anyone else's actions or thoughts - but what I do and say, I can and should control.
I agree. Some people can be unreasonable for what is ideal, not every skater looks like a ballerina, and comments about a skater's weight in general aren't productive. We're just speculating on ways to help rebuild a teenage girl's confidence.
Originally Posted by Mrs. P
Effects of teenaged growth spurt on skaters:
1. Michelle Kwan looked like a mature artist instead of a cricket and could achieve skating immortality. (Envision Song of the Black Swan skated by thirteen-year-old Michelle.)
2. Irina Slutskaya could spring into the air like a leopard and power ahead of most of the competition.
3. Shizuka Arakawa could show us what truly majestic skating looks like.
ITA. We control what we say and think, and if we're being over critical of skaters, we should learn to be more positive.
Originally Posted by LRK
Yup, growth spurts and maturing can help a skater when they harness their new strengths, as the three you mentioned did.
Originally Posted by Olympia