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Appreciation - the holy grail

Posted: August 03, 2017

.  Everyone likes to feel appreciated. Whether it is a simple thank you for an act of kindness or a prestigious award for service to the community, the acknowledgement for a job well done motivates us to continue doing these good things.  Our children like to feel appreciated also, this can easily become a part of our daily routine by simply “planning” to take time out each day to just appreciate those we love.

We should remember how being appreciated makes us feel when dealing with our children. Sometimes we are so quick to point out what a child failed to do that we fail to acknowledge the good or expected things they do. The more we express our appreciation of the good things our children do, the more we motivate them to continue with this good behavior.

Showing your appreciation can help you build healthy relationships with your children. This can be especially true with teenagers. In this rebellious stage, hearing only about how their room is not clean or their grades are not good enough instead of what a great job they did looking after their younger siblings or performing in the school concert can shut teenagers off completely from their parents.

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.

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