As kids get older they start developing their own opinions and ideas and sometimes they don’t line up with their parents ideas on that day. While this may be frustrating, it is completely normal.
So what are some of the ways our kids can misbehave in lessons and what can we do about it?
– Not listening?
– Jumping in and out of the pool?
– Not wanting to participate in the lessons?
– Wanting to do their own thing?
These are just some of the ways our kids can express their desires…
– Firstly don’t panic! All parents will experience their child’s meltdown at some point – whether it is at the pool or somewhere else – and we can empathise!
– Be assured that the pool is a fun and different environment Kids love to jump and play in the water. So this behaviour is normal especially when kids get overly excited.
– Reinforcing the lesson rules can help to get the kids back to paying attention. Swimming lessons are usually one of the first formal structured lessons in a kids life, so they are bound to lose attention occasionally and push the boundaries
– Talk to your teacher, they are there to help. Sometimes all it takes is the teacher to start doing one of your kids favourite activities to get them engaged again. Or give the office a call and we can help put an action plan together that may help get the kids back on board.
– Staying in the pool but moving to the side and talking to them can help.
– Be consistent and follow through on any consequences.
Know that this will pass, and with consistency they will engage again and often we are surprised at just how much they still learn even when they are mucking about 🙂