I‘m cold!” “My feet hurt!” “I don’t like it!”
Most parents have, with a sinking heart, heard these phrases uttered by their kids during their first few family ski holidays. But fear not. Here are 10 research-based tips for resilience on the slopes that may put an end to the whinging once and for all.
1. Talk up tumbles
First ski trip? Let your child know that they will fall over – a lot. Get them in the mind-set that falling and making mistakes is normal and expected not shameful or embarrassing (and snow can be softer than the school playground).
2. Let them set the pace
Try not to compare your child to siblings or friends. Let them progress at their own pace and resist the urge to correct every…