7. Give them confidence.
I was very surprised by how much confidence my little siblings had in me.
I’ve been teaching adults a lot and you can feel they don’t believe in you 100% and they try to experiment by themselves (not too bad to do it sometimes).
But with the kids it was blind confidence in everything I was saying. No doubt at all.
If you’re going to give the responsibility of your child to someone else, make sure they know each other and that your kid feels confident and believes in his/her instructor. Confidence is the key.
8. Show them how to believe in themselves.
With Chris everything was going slower but with Jackie we went to do bodydrag the third day of teaching and at the end of the day we did the first attempts of waterstart.
When I told her she had to do the same on the water she was very scared but I told her that she could do it and body drag with her on my back, I demonstrated her how to do it. She went in the water and did it with 2 hands for a lot of times and then she suddenly was body dragging and going upwind.
Give kids confidence, it’s probably one of the biggest lessons you can give them in life.