Whereas Kiley is adventurous, Cole is far more cautious. No surprise that he wanted NOTHING to do with learning to surf. He had no desire to take a class, no desire to even try it. That’s where the mom-overide comes in. I told him that he had to take the class part on land (where they teach you all about how to get up) and that he had to try it 1 time. THEN and only then, if he didn’t like surfing he could choose to never do it again.
Well wouldn’t you know he LOVED it. And not only did he love it, but he was unbelievably fantastic at it. He got up and stayed up the whole way to the shore almost every single time.