Alright, so everyone has been there: You'rve got a group of 5-6 kids, and one father drops his son off and tells you that he may be "a little more advanced than the rest of the group." The kid is most likely decked out in some very expensive ski gear and one of the those god-awful fleece jester hats, and is not at all shy about letting the other kids in the group know about his forays into the stteps and deeps out west. Once on the slopes, however, it becomes very clear that the kid just isnt any better than any of the other kids in the group and may actually be a bit behind them.This has became a problem for me as last year I had a boy of about 10 for two months who would brag about his family trips to colorado and about his skills in powder, the park, the race course... wherever and whatever, and he would often ridicule the excercises and activites I had set forth for the group, while he would accomplish them with minimal proficiency and often with 1 or 2 "do-overs" (his hands were cold, his boots were loose, the snow wasnt right, etc.). How do you bust the kid down a few steps without embarassing him in front of the other kids or having a "heart to heart" with his old man, i.e. retaining good customer service practices while allowing the rest of the group to be free of this distraction?
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10/17/04 at 9:11pm