First and foremost, I will make sure they understand that God made them perfect, just the way he planned; so comparing themselves to anyone else is a complete waste of time.
We will use the game of golf as a tool for learning a much more important skill...the art of concentration. I define concentration as the ability to keep your mind in the present as long as it takes to get the job done.
Competition will be presented as the truest form of cooperation. Your duty as a competitor is to produce your best effort always to provide the best competition for your opponent. By always producing your best effort, you are growing your own game and your opponents'.
I will stress rugged individualism in my effort make your child "peer pressure proof." "Know thyself" is the first step towards this goal.
Never, never ever quit.
We will focus on the true FUNdamentals of golf. Genius lies in simplicity and we will reduce variables in all endeavors. Your child's instinctive balance and rhythm will be the foundation as we figure out how to make the golf club just another bone in the body. The end goal is always an instinctive, low maintenance game that holds up under pressure. Your child will discover this personal game with a deep understanding of grip, stance, posture, ball position, and ball flight laws. We will never copy any perceived "perfect swing". The swing will never pick a fight with the body's innate will to be well and your child will always be free to focus on precision and finesse.
"If you can't explain it to a six year old, then you don't understand it yourself". -Albert Einstein