My only exposure to kids lifting and gymnastics is with Jr. We have worked on the squat and clean but he just loves the DL and can do it proficiently. I think he is going to have some of my physical attributes so DL'ing is natural to him.
My daughter also loves to DL. Any time I will let the kids they want to pick stuff up and put it down!
Best of luck Blair.
What we think, or what we know, or what we believe, is in the end, of little consequence. The only thing of consequence is what we do. -John Ruskin