Re: Teaching in the times of lawsuit.
Uh, wow. We have a pretty high level of contact with our kids during kids class. We hug them all at the end of every class. Head pat, back pats, placing of limps in correct positions, picking up a kid to haul them to the naughty mat.....It all works very, very well for us.
We also always have a mix of instructors teaching the class, with almost every class including a male and female instructor. The parents sit on the sidelines and watch the classes, we have other arts sometimes on the other mat. There is always a ton of people at the dojo. There are never kids alone with any one single instructor in the dojo.