This Is Not How You Teach a Child to Ski
- Category: Dad's Dirt Roads: A Blog
- on Wed Jan 9, 2013
- by Mark Stephens on Wed Jan 9, 2013 - (2) Comments
In parenthood, man, I know I've made more mistakes than I care to count or admit. That's the nature of parenting — it's full-speed in the dark without instructions so we're all going to have some regrets here and there. So casting judgement at other parents and their mistakes that unfortunately get caught on video and posted to the merciless court of the internet ought to come also with a moral to the story. Some of you might want to hang the anonymous dad in this video for sending his grom down a slope that's far too steep, some might not see a problem (I grew up with a friend who claims his dad taught him how to swim by tossing him into the pool at a young age and barking, "Swim, boy! Swim!").
However, I just want to pose a question to you peeps: can we agree that this should not be the way to teach children how to ski? It is supposed to be fun after all. Poor thing. Watch, you'll see. And cringe.