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  • Preparing Your Child for School Part Two - a Physical Approach

    Preparing Your Child for School Part Two - a Physical Approach

    Preparing Children to Return to School – A Physical Approach We are currently faced with all sorts of unknowns most, of which, are completely out of our control. And while we cannot dictate how others choose to move forward, what we can do, as parents, is prepare our own families for what may lie ahead. Currently, the most pressing matter is preparing children to return to school. As school’s layout the various options that parents can choose from, the American Academy of Pediatrics is backing a return to brick and mortar. But jumping back into this option has some parents nervous for their child’s health so accurate preparation for physical safety is essential. Over the ....

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  • Preparing Your Child to Return to School Part One

    Preparing Your Child to Return to School Part One

    Preparing Children to Return to School A Developmental Approach As we continue through the current pandemic and re-opening efforts show real challenges, school districts everywhere are trying to devise the best plans for children, teachers, and staff to return. And while there will be no perfect solution for each family, parents must consider all the information and choose the option that works best for their families. But whether you want the in-person school option or the digital learning option, taking time to prepare children for a return to learning is essential. The typical end of the summer blues that children experience before going back to school will, this year, be exacerbated ....

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  • 5 Ways Martial Arts Defends You Against COVID-19

    5 Ways Martial Arts Defends You Against COVID-19

    5 Ways Martial Arts Defends You Against COVID-19.
    We have an amazing body that is built to defend itself against microorganisms every day. For the body to do this well, it must be healthy and strong. Exercise has been proven in countless studies to benefit not only the body but the mind and spirit also to maintain the body's health. We at Yonsei are committed to improving the mind, body, and spirit through training.
    Here are 5 reasons martial arts exercise can help defend you against COVID-19. 1. Meet Supply and Demand
    It is a known scientific fact that if the muscles are not used they will become weaker. When exercise puts the demand on the muscles to work harder, the body will ....

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  • Super-Charge Your Child's Summer

    Super-Charge Your Child's Summer

    As the world continues its reopening efforts, more and more parents are headed back to work. And while this is a positive sign, it leaves parents with the task of finding their children a fun, yet safe, program to spend each day at. Since summer camps are unable to provide some of the usual daily activities due to the current restrictions, finding a program that has a creative approach to its curriculum is important. In addition, a program that can help propel children in a forward direction again when it comes to their overall development is essential. Normally children are now just beginning to feel the effects of the summer slide. However, the pandemic forced the slide to hit earlier, ....

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  • How Martial Arts Can Help Children Overcome Trauma

    How Martial Arts Can Help Children Overcome Trauma

    How Martial Arts Can Help Children and Teens Overcome Trauma As we continue to navigate the uncharted waters of the current pandemic, many are looking to the future and what it holds. And while it’s hard to predict how long our current daily life modifications will last, what we do know is that the experience of this trauma will have personal changes that could last for years to come. Trauma can affect people of any age and in varying ways. Children and teens are especially vulnerable since development has not stopped. Understanding the effects of the current pandemic is key in helping them bounce back faster when life returns to “normal.” Children are, undoubtedly, ....

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  • Part 2  Supporting Children's Emotional Needs During the Pandemic

    Part 2 Supporting Children's Emotional Needs During the Pandemic

    We are all human and our responses to our current situation vary. Some have hunkered down and sorted through their new reality in a way that has motivated them to complete tasks and put new goals in place. Others have become increasingly overwhelmed and feel like they have no control over their lives at all. It’s important to note, however that there is not a right or wrong way to respond to what we have been presented with. It solely depends on each individual person and how they cope. And as parents are working to navigate their own emotions, they must also help their children manage their feelings. When parents normalize feelings and show empathy, children are more receptive to ....

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  • Supporting Children's Emotional Needs During the Pandemic Part 1

    Supporting Children's Emotional Needs During the Pandemic Part 1

    As the pandemic carries on, our coping skills are starting to unravel. For many people, this has become the ultimate emotional test. As we continue to maintain our distance from each other, not only have our social lives been halted, but our emotional support is wavering as well. And while we have been living this reality this for some time, it is not getting any easier. In fact, it is getting a bit harder, especially for children. In order to mitigate this emotional imbalance, it is important to put things into place to help them feel more stable
    . Understanding that feelings and responses to the same pandemic are going to vary from person to person is important. Parents need ....

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  • Work on Healthy Habits

    Work on Healthy Habits

    With our country at somewhat of a standstill due to the current pandemic, it’s easy to get into a routine that is more laid back. Anything from going to bed late to increased screen time habits may start leaning on the unhealthy side. One of the major behaviors that appear when we are in a stressful situation is that we reach for comfort food. I know I love my chips and soft drinks! While it may seem as though the current situation will only last for a short time, the long-term effects of our eating habits can have an impact on children’s physical, intellectual, emotional, and social development. It is essential that parents maintain a healthy lifestyle for their family. ....

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  • The Benefits fo Virtual Martial Arts Training

    The Benefits fo Virtual Martial Arts Training

    The Benefits of Virtual Training
    Although not new, virtual learning has increasingly become a more widely used approach, especially in the wake of the current pandemic. Nearly everyone has been directed to stay at home, which initially seemed like a vacation but quickly became an unwanted situation. With routines upended and everyone limited with access to activities, children are filled with an overabundance of pent up energy. The need for supportive, online resources is essential for parents and children. This is why engaging in Yonsei virtual martial arts training is so beneficial. ....

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  • Conflict Resolution

    Conflict Resolution

    It's been a week since schools were shut down. The kids are getting antsy, the parents are tired and need some relief. We are adjusting to new routines. Children start to clash and fuss. We are in a challenging situation with the Coronavirus. We should not be surprised when our children start to yell, bicker or whine or even have fights between each other. It is a normal event that occurs between children especially when their routines are disrupted. This is why conflict resolution is an essential life skill for them to learn. In order to help them, though, early instruction is key in making this a standard routine during disagreements with others. Often when children are involved in ....

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