5 Tips your child’s martial arts instructor uses to put negative behavior into perspective

As seasoned Pediatric Ninja Specialists, we have witnessed just about every sort of behavior and outburst from working with hundreds of kids over the years. We have seen it all from playful name calling to angry tantrums. Some things are hard to not take personally, but our experience allows us to put things into perspective so that we may have the opportunity to use this as a moment of learning.If you ever thought:“You are making … Continue reading 5 Tips your child’s martial arts instructor uses to put negative behavior into perspective

Potatoes, Eggs, and Coffee Beans

Hey SKILLZ Friends and Family, This week I want to share another story to help inspire you on how to handle adversity! Once upon a time, a daughter complained to her father that her life was miserable and that she didn’t know how she was going to make it. She was tired of fighting and struggling all the time. It seemed just as one problem was solved, another one soon followed.Her father, a chef, took … Continue reading Potatoes, Eggs, and Coffee Beans

The Benefits of Game-Based Learning for 7-9 year-olds

GAME-BASED LEARNING When we hear the word “learn” we often think of children sitting in a classroom, at a desk, with a teacher educating students on a particular subject. We rarely ever imagine playing a game as a teaching and learning tool. However, the benefits of utilizing this can span more developmental areas than learning about a single subject through lecture and worksheets. As O. Fred Donaldson said, “Children learn as they play. More importantly, … Continue reading The Benefits of Game-Based Learning for 7-9 year-olds

Martial Arts Creates Better Athletes

Hey Low’s Martial Arts Families, Imagine your child on the field running quicker than ever before, outmaneuvering all opponents, and having the confidence to overcome every obstacle!Today I’d like to talk about the benefits of supplementing youth sports with martial arts training! Before we can, we must overcome the first challenge standing between your child and the achievements listed above.Martial Arts instructors from around the nation often notice a trend revolving around youth sports. Children … Continue reading Martial Arts Creates Better Athletes

Prompting

PromptingHow can you set your child up for daily success? One of the most effective ways to do this is to focus on prompting instead of punishment. Here’s what you need about prompting your child toward good behavior and decisions: 1. Friendly CompetitionOne of the ways to prompt your child toward good behavior is to create a simple competition where you dare them to turn a negative behavior to a positive one. If your child … Continue reading Prompting