Q1: Should kids carry their own skis and manage their own gear at all times during lesson?
The reason why Im asking this is that I was supervising a jr racing camp last week and there was an 8y old girl that was pretty much wining all the time while her mother had to help her with the skis and stuff. The instructor in question, a 30y old single female, was very upset with the situation and gave the kid a hard time. Eventually she managed to get the kid taking care of her skis and standing up and moving with the rest of the group when mother was not arround and that was great offcourse but there is something that really irritates me about the situation. To keep this as short as possible, this brings me to my second Q:
Q2: Am I the only one that's trying to help my students with their skis and gear to keep them in a good mood insted of giving them a lesson in life?
Or am I the one giving a more important lesson in life? Isnt this sport hard enough as it is? Why be a bitch about it? I never had any children I could not deal with by simply helping them out and giving them a brake when they needed one. And I have always had great return rates.