Keeping Kids Hydrated

  Keeping Kids Hydrated Make sure your children get plenty of liquids to stay healthy and active this summer, and help them develop good hydration habits for a lifetime. By Debra Wittrup No Sweat Children are much more prone to dehydration than adults because their bodies don’t cool down as efficiently, and they are never more at risk than during the heat of summer. The danger arises when fluids are leaving the body through sweating Read more…

9 ways parents can help bullied kids learn resilience

By Phyllis L. Fagell June 20 Whenever Jessie hung out with her best friends Chloe and Meg, they gossiped about another seventh-grader named Kate. Jessie didn’t know Kate, but Chloe and Meg said she was clingy, told boring stories and smelled like acne wash. When Jessie asked questions about this mystery girl, her friends giggled and exchanged knowing glances. This went on for weeks until a boy in her class told Jessie the truth: Kate Read more…

7 Skills for Teaching Your Child to Stand-Up to Bullies

Does your child know how to handle a bully? The recent media attention on the epidemic of youth bullying in the United States brings to public awareness what most parents and school professionals know and live on a daily basis: kids can be brutal. Celebrities and professionals have boldly weighed in, in front of the cameras, saying, “This has to end!” And they are right. The question is, how will we end it? While school policies focus on zero-tolerance Read more…

Its Too Hot Too Play Outside

It’s hot but kids still need to exercise. Dehydration and Heat Illness With the hot days of summer come summer sports — baseball, tennis, football practice — both in the neighborhood and at camp. Before you send the kids out to practice — or just for a long day of play in the sun — learn to protect your child against the dangers of dehydration and heat illness. WebMD turned to Albert C. Hergenroeder, professor Read more…

5 Hacks To Survive A Knife Attack

     5 Hacks To Survive A Knife Attack  You’re walking home on an otherwise nice brisk evening with your family or loved one when, out of nowhere, you are surrounded by aggressive and intimidating people that want to harm you. They may just yell and/or push at first. They may grab you, or swing or threaten you with a gun or a knife. What would you do? Would you know what to do to Read more…

5 Genius Fitness Tips Every Full-Time Working Mom Must Try

Why Every Working Mom Feels Short On Time Most Of The Time. Lifehack.org   Working moms struggle with a lack of time more than most people do. From getting the kids ready for daycare or school to making sure they are safe and sound, every waking hour seems to be given to your children. It’s for good reason: they are your pride and joy.   You also have a house to maintain: laundry to be done, bathrooms to be Read more…

10 benefits for kids involved with Tae Kwon Do

By Leann Webb   1. Improves physical fitness and coordination 2. Teaches concentration, discipline and respect 3. Develops confidence In a self-defence program, children are constantly learning new skills, and each one is a little more challenging than the one before. Not everything is easy and developing these skills can take practice. But developing new skills leads to confidence and pride in one’s abilities. A good instructor is also praising children for their effort and good Read more…

Breaking Boards, Breaking Records

Breaking Boards, Breaking Records April 22 saw many of our students come to the Church of the Open Bible in Swift Current to break boards and raise funds for International Justice Mission . Together we raised just over $12,500! This is a record-breaking amount for our school–it is the most we have raised (annually) since our inaugural, Breaking Boards, Breaking Chains event in 2014. Thanks to your support, IJM can continue their important work in Bolivia with children Read more…

Prairie Wildfire Tournament 2017

This weekend, we saw some great competition at the Prairie Wildfire Tournament  in Yorktown.Swift Current Christian Tae Kwon Do sent 7 competitors and all seven brought home a medal.  The fights were good and I am happy to report, there were no injuries to any of our students. When you see these students, give them a high five for a job well done: Tyneka H Silver Jesse H Gold Chael C Bronze Quinten H Gold Braden Read more…

Martial Arts Proven Beneficial for Individuals with Autism

A recent and growing trend that has provided many benefits for children on the autism spectrum involves their engagement in karate and other martial arts.   A 2010 research project conducted by the University of Wisconsin physical therapy department confirmed what parents were already reporting – in the course of learning martial arts, children with autism essentially came out of their shells and grew more socially assertive and cooperative. They exhibited better balance and motor coordination, eye contact improved Read more…