Epic Newb here! I have 7 yr old twins who we got on the slopes this year. One a boy, one girl, both have picked it up and are able to make basic wedge turns, stop etc.
My daughter, however, is outpacing my son. She has good natural form, listens intently to her instructor and applies it. IT really shows... and my son is beginning to notice she is progressing over him. (Especially when she figured out how to skate right by him to the lift!) He is fiercely competitive, impatient and typically excels at sports, the frustration is beginning to set in.
My goal with them this year is to just have them out on the slopes and have fun. They attend a ski class once a week or so. My concern is he is going to lose interest. My plan of attack is to get him into a couple extra lessons, but I have some questions. Would private one-n-one be worth it? It can get pricey. Or would some group instruction and extra "seat time" be a better route. Sometimes I feel the encouragement from a group might be beneficial for him.
I realize they may never be on the same level and everyone learns at different rates. Anyone have any tips for my situation?