Skiing Research Paper

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How “NOT” to teach a child to ski If you have ever skied, you know how difficult it can be in the beginning. It can get pretty tricky! Children are fearless until we plant the seed of fear in their minds. We can’t tell them that if they want to succeed at something; it may kill them. There are challenges in everything they are going to face while growing up. Implanting fear shouldn’t be something we do unless it is completely necessary. There are dangers to skiing, and they should be aware of those dangers. Just do NOT use the words die, drown, blood, etc., that would even scare most adults, think of how this could make a child feel? With this in mind, begin the process of skiing. For those of us that ski, we know we must let go of the rope, so we don’t get pulled/drug under while the boat is in motion; we know the possibility of drowning. We know should never tell a child; if you don’t let go of the rope, you WILL go under, drink all the water in the river and drown. You just simply tell them to let go of the rope if they get scared. You don’t want them to get hurt, but you also don’t want them to fear for their life while trying to learn something new. Placement of the skies is an important part of learning to ski as well. If they are held to far apart they are going to do the splits, on top of that, they won’t be able to…show more content…
A step that should never be left out, yet often forgotten. Do NOT just let them continue without knowing this information! If they can’t signal the driver when they have completed their ski, they will get left in the water until the driver notices or the passenger notifies that they are down. You must not tell the child this! To a small fry this information is frightening; being left behind! How horrifying this is to a child. This fact alone would scare them out of the water and straight back in the boat to
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