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Self Esteem - 9 ways to build your child's self esteem

Posted: August 03, 2017

 Self-Esteem “The Joy of Being Myself!”  There should always be joy in being exactly who we are and not wanting to be a carbon copy of another person.  However easy that is to say it isn’t so easy to do.  Children have so much pressure to conform to what society deems popular at the moment.  Most of the time it is a negative peer pressure that our children deal with, pressure to quit positive things, be rebellious, and even look like a thug; the list goes on as the child gets older.  What can we do if we have younger children to give them the self-esteem to combat negative peer pressure?  Below I list 9 different ways that you can reinforce a positive self-esteem by using martial arts training.

9 ways to build your child’s self-esteem with martial arts training.

Martial Arts is about Education not Recreation

Posted: August 03, 2017

Martial art is about education not recreation! It is not just a sport, or a game or an activity to fill up some time, but an established (5000+ years old) system that teaches life skills.  Many times we look at the martial arts as recreation and something that we can quit if it gets too hard.  What are we teaching our children?    It’s easy to do thing right, or do things in general if it is fun, or not challenging but where integrity will kick in is when it gets a little tough or when it becomes work.   As adults, we are responsible for our lifestyle choices and in many cases, our children’s lifestyle. Whether or not our children get enough exercise and eat healthy foods has a lot to do with the example we set for them and the choices we provide them with. According to recent studies, the percentage of children who are overweight has doubled in the last 20 years! However, do not blame the kids. Keith Ayoob, an associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine says, "I never see a child who has better eating habits than his parents." Children eat the foods that are served to them or what is easily available at school or home. Family rules and routines can compromise exercise and eating habits. An adult can exercise any time they like, but an eight-year-old more than likely requires supervision. Children have obstacles to overcome when it comes to lifestyle choices.

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