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WOULD YOUR CHILD TELL YOU IF THEY’RE BEING BULLIED?

Posted: June 16, 2019

You know your child better than you may even know yourself. Their likes, their dislikes, favorite programs, best friends. From the day they’re born you have a front row seat to their lives. You are wonderfully fortunate to be a proud parent. Then one day, it seems like you do not know them. Are they just growing up and becoming more independent, or is it something else?

With every news story of the tragic results of bullying, your heart likely stops and you think first of your child, and then of the hell the parents are enduring. Every bullying episode does not end in tragedy, but such incidents leave emotional scars on a child, ones that undermine his or her confidence and natural maturation of social skills. A harsh reality of today’s youth is that being tormented during school hours doesn’t stop there, but follows them into their homes on their phones and iPads. There is no place they can feel safe.

How well do you know your child? Could they be afraid of how you’ll react and how that reaction will make matters worse? Would your child tell you if they’re being bullied?


Making Your New Year’s Resolutions Stick: 5 Top Tips From The Experts

Posted: May 18, 2019

“New Year, New Me!” It’s a slogan that has become so familiar that it’s almost a cliche this time of year, with a torrent of jokes and memes on social media to drive the point home. Most people fail to keep their resolutions, often giving up completely by the time Summer rolls around. As many as 88% of resolutioners are said to abandon the change they sought in January, with as many as 43% lasting less than one month! 

Still, science tells us that the new year is a great time to make positive changes in our lives because we are able to dissociate ourselves from our previous habits and better envision ourselves with new patterns and new beginnings. There is a reason why the new year has been a time of goal-setting and vision-casting ever since the ancient Babylonians, thousands of years ago. And with the vast majority of New Year’s resolutions involving health and fitness, it’s never a better time than NOW to find expert tips for success! 


GIRLS AND MARTIAL ARTS

Posted: April 27, 2019

In today’s society, girls and boys are doing many of the same activities and martial arts should be no different. Sure, traditionally, it was for men when women played a different role. But, times are different now and if there is any concern about why girls shouldn’t be in martial arts, then, let’s alleviate those right now:

First and foremost, girls can do anything boys can do. Enrolling her in martial arts will set an example that there are no girl or boy sports. Every martial arts student is treated with the same respect and held to the same standards as each other. Movement in the system and achievements are based on skill set, not gender.


Bullying Prevention Tips

Posted: April 27, 2019

Oct is National bullying prevention month.  Below are tips to help with bullying prevention.


Halloween Safety Tips for Parents, Pt. 2: Night of Halloween

Posted: April 27, 2019

Halloween night is supposed to be filled with scares – but only scares of the pretend variety. Unfortunately, Halloween night poses a few unique risks for kids of any age. Here’s a complete checklist for keeping your little monsters safe while they’re out trick or treating.

Safety in Numbers

Children 12 and under should be accompanied by a parent or other trusted adult. When out trick or treating, accompany younger children to the door. Also, never let children enter the home or car of any stranger. Kids 13 and older are usually mature enough to trick or treat with a group of their friends. However, you want to make sure they only trick or treat in familiar neighborhoods. Be sure those communities and areas are well-lit with sidewalks, crosswalks and other pedestrian-friendly features.


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