Guiding questions can deepen awareness and understanding:
- What can my child do in the water that contributes to propulsion or floating? What’s next, and what can I do to support her growth in that direction?
- What is my child showing me she’s ready for or interested in doing?
- What is she developmentally capable of?
- Does [insert activity or instruction] model or promote safety in and around water?
- Is this a positive approach or response?
- Am I creating negative stress for either of us? (If so, how can I turn it around?)
Mothers are more often than not a baby’s first teacher. All of my lessons loop you in as a participant in the process. These are my current offerings:
- Mama + 2 children under 4 years: 1-week safety course
- 1:1 coaching sessions
- 30 min. private or semi-private swim lessons
- 30 min. small group swim lessons (up to 4 children)
My favorite approach to teaching is to let kids set the pace, which can honestly feel slow-going at times to us grownups, right?
I believe in play. I believe in simplicity. I believe in the great outdoors. I believe in teaching with empathy, including holding space for emotions and developmentally-appropriate learning opportunities (sometimes referred to as “mistakes” or “failed attempts.”) You will always know I’ve given a lot of thought and research to a topic I post or speak about because I’m thorough and I like knowledge grounded in data. 😉