Back to School Tips for Parents

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 Read more…

The rewards of goal setting

Setting goals can be a constructive practice. Whether you are setting career goals, relationship and familial goals, or daily goals, it is pertinent to understand what your objectives are in order to establish goals that you can ultimately attain. There has been a lot of research in positive psychology on the benefits of goal setting to help maintain a happier and healthier life. Being happy takes a lot of practice and a lot of work, Read more…

Why some try harder

Why Some Kids Try Harder and Some Kids Give Up By Tracy Cutchlow My toddler struggled to buckle the straps on her high chair. “Almost,” she muttered as she tried again and again. “Almost,” I agreed, trying not to hover. When she got it, I exclaimed, “You did it! It was hard, but you kept trying, and you did it. I’m so proud of you.” The way I praised her effort took a little effort Read more…

Summer Safety Tips

Summer is finally here! The kids are out of school, the sun is shining, and the pool is sparkling. Summer is a great time for family, fun, and physical activity. Unfortunately, it can also be a high time for injuries. Before you head out for some fun in the sun, here are four tips to keep your kids safe:Never leave a child alone in a vehicleSummer often brings a change in family routine, kids going Read more…

Raising Confident Kids

It takes confidence to be a kid. Whether going to a new school or stepping up to bat for the first time, kids face a lot of uncharted territory. Naturally, parents want to instill a can-do attitude in their kids so that they’ll bravely take on new challenges and, over time, believe in themselves. While each child is a little different, parents can follow some general guidelines to build kids’ confidence. Self-confidence rises out of Read more…

Summer Hours for 2019

Summer Hours for 2019 Summer is here and we are changing schedules for summer training! Mondays: NO CHUNG DO KIDS OR BEGINNER YOUTH.  ADVANCED CLASS TIMES REMAIN THE SAME Chung Do Kids will be Tuesdays at either time: 9 AM or 5 PM (Students can come to both if they wish) Beginner Youth will be Tuesdays at either 10 AM or 4 PM (Students can come to both if they wish) Tuesdays: ALL CLASS TIMES ARE NORMAL WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE MORNING Read more…

Fostering a Positive Growth Mindse

We all love to see our kids excel in everything they do. There is no doubt that when kids finally nail their form, or fly across the mat and break a board; everyone involved shares a sense of accomplishment. BUT it is only a matter of time before our ninjas come across something that challenges them. Before we go any further, let’s agree that challenges are good things! If you are never challenged then either Read more…

Make your kids sweat.

1. Aerobic ActivityAerobic activity should make up most of your child’s 60 or more minutes of physical activity each day. This can include either moderate-intensity aerobic activity, such as brisk walking, or vigorous-intensity activity, such as running. Be sure to include vigorous-intensity aerobic activity on at least 3 days per week.2. Muscle StrengtheningInclude muscle strengthening activities, such as martial arts moves or push-ups, at least 3 days per week as part of your child’s 60 or Read more…

Bullying is all too real. 5 tips for parents.

Did you know that 25% of public schools report that bullying among kids happens on a daily or weekly basis? And that 1 in 5 high school students report being bullied in the past year?The good news is that because bullying has made national headlines, schools and communities (and even celebrities) are taking a strong stand against bullying.You can do your part at home, too. Here are 5 smart strategies to keep kids from becoming Read more…