Re: Teaching in the times of lawsuit.
Hi, we do teach a kids class in our dojo. We pretty much have a 4 - 7 yr old group (it's a lot like herding cats). We focus on moving our bodies, rolling and incorporating the principles of irimi and tenkan into games. I often touch students to help them do front and back rolls. I really don't see it as a big deal and, as someone mentioned, to not do it is a disservice to the students. Nine classes out of ten there is another instructor on the mat during class and 100% of the time, thus far, there has been at least one parent observing.