You are quite welcome. Its what I do for a living
<returning said bow even more deeply> Ancient thread but good topic!
<<NO SUGAR one to two hours before class, like candies-softdrinks-cakes-ice cream
Unfortunately this is a silly myth
Caffeine, could cause trouble maybe, but sugar will not, even with children who are diabetics, etc. Worst possible case re: excess sugar might cause a sharp drop-off of bloodsugar meaning a "crash" with them having no energy rather than excess!
<<Second is I've acquired a few assistant instructors from my junior class (helping me teach class is one requirement for them to advance in belt).
Uggggggh, compulsory assistants.
If they/I do not wish to teach what then? If they solely wish to study but not ever teach the art... still required? As a parent, regardless of the fact I teach for a living I can certainly keep little Timmy from touching his classmates, seperate him if he is ~uncontrolled~.
Are your assistants kids or grown-ups? Any of your assistants have training in behavior modification? Special Education?
You might want to role play some scenerios for grins and giggles.