Re: Teaching Teenagers
Thanks for the enthusiastic replies!
It has been exciting and challenging to teach a group of people that have no background in aikido and are all under the age of 17. I have a range of girls and boys and what many of you have said about 'hormones' rings true.
It is nice to hear that I am not alone with dealing with some of the behaviours mentioned (boys showing off etc.) and that it is all normal.
I originally started the thread becasue I saw my student numbers drop from 22 to 9 over the year and I was feeling disheartened. However those students that have stuck with it seem dedicated and are getting a lot out of it.
Thanks again for all your comments.