With our Holiday events coming up, I would like to talk about the importance of community, teamwork, and relationships. I remember when I first opened Kovar’s back in 1978 I was doing most of the teaching on my own. The first year or two were manageable, but as the school grew and classes got bigger, I realized I would soon need some help. I didn’t have to wait long. Before I knew it, volunteers started popping up left and right. My high-ranking students began helping in class, parents offered to help however they could, and our school grew even faster.
Doing homework regularly is an important part of having a successful school year. Taking time now, at the beginning of the year, as a family to discuss good homework habits can help students reach that goal and set them up for success.
Make sure your kids have a plan if they’re ever lost or separated – Just in case.
Summer is here and that might take your family to unfamiliar locations like amusement parks, fairs, and airports. The thought of getting lost can be scary. Most kids have been told not to talk to strangers and probably would not have any idea what to do if they were lost or separated from their family. It will probably never happen, but it is good to have a plan just in case, summer time or any time!
Make sure your child learns 2 things – How to swim and martial arts. Doctor's orders!
There is a reason why Oprah, Dr Phil, Dr Laura Schlesinger, Jillian Michaels (Biggest Loser), Tony Robbins, pediatricians, child physiologists, and educators the world over all have alluded to the fact that Martial Arts is one of the most valuable things you can involve your child in.
“Cross-training” involves engaging in two or more sports. Cross-training provides fitness, variety, academic, and psychosocial benefits and prevents injury to young athletes. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that kids cross-train on a regular basis.
What is the best age to start martial arts?
Perhaps you’ve heard the line “The best time to plant a tree was 10 years ago. The second best time is now. “
For adults, the same concept applies. It would’ve been great if you started when you were younger. If you didn’t, starting now is also a great time to begin training in martial arts. In five years you’ll be glad you started when you did.
We see and hear many reasons and goals for parents enrolling their child into martial arts. Here are a few reasons why parents might enroll their children in our martial arts program:
Raising kids today is arguably harder than ever before. But, there are some ways to help ease the stress and strain of raising your little ones and prevent behavior problems through good parenting.
I'd like to talk about setting goals and address topics like what makes a goal different from a 'day-dream' or just 'wishing' for something to happen. We will talk about the steps to take to put an action plan and strategy in place to reach a goal.
Do any of these scenarios sound familiar to you? If so keep reading...
A parent spends countless hours trying to keep their active child from running into danger. Many children are overly energetic and have no place but home and school to let their energy loose. The parent is stressed out. Teachers are on edge and the child is still wreaking havoc each day.