I've just booked our ski trip for this season (sadly, only one). My older son has started skiing 3 years ago. His progress so far has been slow (with instruction both private and group). Last year, after 2 days of ski school he didn't want to go to ski school anymore. Instead, he asked to come with me, and with me he started turning in a snowplogh and made real progres. This year, he's announced that he's not going to ski school and that "dad's my teacher". I actualy taught him to swim (took him to classes at first, but he started swimming only after he spent time with me at the pool, and it was a good experience for him). Thing is, I swam for a team, so I remember a few vague teachin\training drills.
Now for skiing, I'm a decent recreational skier (I hope) but I learnt to ski as a kid, a loong time ago (on straight skis) and I really can't think what and how to teach a kid (I took instruction as an adult but it was at quite a different level).
I think that he should move to paralel turns, but how? Give him poles? Teach him to flex and release (old skool like)? Teach him to "ride the side cut"? Do kid's skis have enough side cut for that?
Or maybe let him go on plowin' and focus on line selection, linking turns, maintaining a rithm?
Maybe leave him at home?????
I colud really use some ideas as to what his next objectives should be and some drills to try.