March 2, 2015
This week's podcast is about those pain points where a child might start crying on their first day of swimming lesosns. Sometimes a child might cry when starting lessons for a number of reason and we go in detail through the first few obvious and not so obvious ones.
Prior to the Lesson:
The Start of the Lesson:
Remember a few important items:
Children pick up on a the parent's feelings of apprehension. As a parent,
Remember, parents, keep your goodbyes brief. Lingering my make the whole process more painful for both the child and the parent.
If a parent needs to walk their child in, let them, but do not let them stay. The parent should walk them to the edge, then once the child is engaged or distracted they should back off to outside of a window, or farther away from the edge.
Take a look at these links for some more info:
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