10 Activities to build your kindergartner’s self confidence.

Everyone can benefit from more self-confidence. But very young children need some guidance as they learn to believe in themselves. As adults, we can help our children with the important task of developing self-confidence. To help your kindergartner develop their belief in self, model confident behaviors and tell them how important they are. They’ll begin to realize that everyone has value, regardless of whether they …

How to get your kid’s to do their homework!

Has getting your kids to do their homework become your second job? Make the process less painful with these strategies. You will need a willingness to get involved in your children’s studies, flexibility, self-sacrifice, and motivators. Step 1: As soon as your kids come home, ask to see their homework assignments. If they see that you’re on top of their …

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5 Reasons Martial Arts is Great for Kids with ADHD

According to Healthline.com “6.4 million American children between the ages of 4-17 have been diagnosed with ADHD.” Our state of Washington ranks thirtyfifth for highest rates of ADHD. Boys are affected in higher numbers than girls and their symptoms tend to be the most pronounced. In boys you might noticed symptoms like a lack of focus, hyperactivity or impulsivity. In girls, however, it …

Tips on Bullying

One of the biggest concerns from parents during the back-to-school season is bullying. Some 160,000 kids skip school every day because they fear of being attacked or ridiculed by bullies. The good news is that these disturbing statistics can be limited with the proper education. As an educator that has worked with hundreds of children on anti-bullying strategies, I have …

Parent Coaching Tips – Black Belt Success

Some helpful hints on how to coach your child to Black Belt Success DO: Always, always compliment your child after each class (find something they did well). This is also a great time to give out a hug or kiss (these are free so be generous). High 5’s work great, too! DON’T: Criticize your child during or immediately after class. …

5 Insider Secrets For Making New Friends

It huts, doesn’t it, when your child has a hard time making friends? Some kids make friends easily; many others need some coaching. But good news! These important social skills are easy to teach, and easy to rehearse at home. Practice these strategies with your child: 1. Teach your child to introduce himself/herself to as many people as possible; he/she …

Strategies for Dealing with Stress

Identify the stressors in your life. As simple as it sounds, many people aren’t even aware of what stresses them out, nor does everyone find the same things stressful. One person’s stress can be another’s challenge or motivation. Similarly, few people realize how much their own thoughts, feelings and behaviors contribute to their stress. We are each in charge of …

The 5 Skills of Listening

It’s frustrating when our children don’t seem to listen, isn’t it? And when they don’t pay attention to what you are saying at home, you have to wonder how much they are missing at school! In many years of teaching Martial Arts in our community, we’ve developed a 5 step approach to teach the skill of listening. You can easily teach these …

10 Activities to Build Your Kindergartener’s Self-Confidence

Everyone can benefit from more self-confidence.But very young children need some guidance as they learn to believe in themselves. As adults, we can help our children with the important task of developing self-confidence. To help your kindergartener develop their belief in self, model confident behaviors and tell them how important they are. They’ll begin to realize that everyone has value, regardless of …