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Why coaching from the sidelines is a bad thing!

Posted: March 27, 2019

As parents, we want what’s best for our children, and we also want our children to give it their best when they participate in extra-curricular sports and activities. The problem is, we sometimes get caught up in our desire to see our children perform well and we speak up at the wrong times. With that said, I’ve put together some details about how coaching from the sidelines plays a harmful role in our child’s emotional development.

(Please note as it relates to this article, I’m focusing on a martial arts parent because that’s the environment I’m an expert at when it comes to this topic. However, this information is easily related to other sports and activities.) For starters: your child’s brain is already occupied with so many thoughts. Take a sparring match for example:


Children that Bully.

Posted: August 17, 2017

A friend of mine wrote this and with her permission I am featuring this on my blog. Please read and enjoy. Feel free to contact us at the academy if you have any further questions.

Children that Bully 

By Melody Shuman


Punishment vs Discipline

Posted: August 14, 2017

Raising strong willed children are not for the faint of heart.  Today's strong willed child is tomorrows CEO. I appreciate you allowing me a moment to process what I want to say.  First, congratulations on being the parents of an opinionated child, your job will be challenging but rewarding.  To have a daughter that has no fear, the ability to openly express herself, well that is wonderful!!!!  To have her be disrespectful, or rude. Not acceptable. I agree. So I thought we would first start with a discussion about discipline -vs-punishment.  

See good behavior is a learning process for children, and we are their road map. Children usually behave per their own emotions and impulses. At the same time, being a parent is also a learning process and sometimes we rely on our own emotions and impulses to teach. Usually that means we divert directly to punishments when a child misbehaves, missing a crucial opportunity to teach them. With that said, I am going to break down how to teach good behavior through discipline vs. punishment. 

 


Warning signs your child may be a target of bullies.

Posted: August 08, 2017

Warning Signs your child may be a target of bullies.

• Your child comes home missing things or his property has been damaged • Has injuries he can’t or doesn’t want to explain. • Has not interaction with other kids after school.


Back to school Tips for Parents

Posted: August 07, 2017

Back to School Tips for Parents

Summertime is coming to an end, and with that comes all of the back to school anxiety and jitters that are common amongst children. Your child may experience common physical effects of anxiety associated with back to school time including symptoms from stomachaches to sleeping problems. They will also experience emotional stress from the fear of making new friends, meeting new teachers, fears of being bullied, pressure of making good grades, and worries of being unpopular. With that said, it important for parents to first remember that these physical and emotional feelings are very common, and even the most well-adjusted kids are bound to feel some sort of pressure when they return to school.

The question becomes: what can parents do to help their children cope with the physical and emotional stresses associated with the back to school season? In this article, I will provide you with some tips that I’ve shared with parents in the past that have deemed to be very helpful.


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