I can never decide when I need to be the realistic parent, and when I need to be the one saying, "don't give up hope." How good a Juvenile level skater do you have to be - generally - to follow through with national ambitions at higher levels? I know there are a lot of variables - age included - but assuming you're going to maintain a strong work ethic and continue a relationship with good coaches, is there *any* good bet way to tell "has a shot, keep going" versus "skating is nice, smaller competitions will be fun, have you thought about volleyball?" Being funny, but still...I'm trying to be a realistic parent while not being the wet rag, you know? Are there "late bloomers" in skating? There's such pressure to have certain elements by a certain age, and now a certain score as a Juvenile skater. Is Juvie success a good indicator of success later on (as a qualifying competitive skater?) Also, does anyone have a crystal ball?