Mayor of Carrot City
Unless some type of abuse I think the parent and skater get to decide what they think is best. Coaches are not exactly neutral and it is a business relationship. I have total respect for coaches but having spent many years professionally working with both coaches and parents the decision making should remain with the parents/skater.
Then - again speaking generally - what do you think federations should do with parents who are convinced that medals are the only indicator of success or accomplishment, and will make decisions based on what they think are most likely to make their children into medalists? Not on the basis of what the athlete/child enjoys or wants to do, or what is best for the athlete/child as a person.