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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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  • 8 Ninja Teaching Tips for Parents

    8 Ninja Teaching Tips for Parents

    With schools and other activities closing due to the coronavirus outbreak, many parents are finding themselves filling the roles of teacher, coach, guidance counselor, and hall monitor as the kids try to continue their studies in the home learning environment. The first few days were likely an exciting new adventure, but as we continue to try to balance working from home, maintaining the needs of the household, and serving as the frontline for our kids’ education, it is likely that we will experience new stresses. Kids who sit still for their teachers or listen to their martial arts coaches may not want to exhibit the same studious behaviors for their parents.And if there are ....

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  • 8 Ways to Help Small Business while Social Distancing

    8 Ways to Help Small Business while Social Distancing

    The world is a crazy place right now. Especially here in the New Orleans Metro Area, where coronavirus has us all staying home and being responsible about our social distancing responsibilities. Many people are left wondering what to do as they find themselves thrust into the world of homeschooling, telecommuting, and even unemployment. With the recent mandates by government officials to close all non-essential businesses, many business owners also face uncertainty about what the future might hold. In the long run, things will return to normal. In fact, many of the adaptations we are making in our lives and businesses will likely become the new norm. Even in the midst of Covid-19 worries, ....

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  • Te Benefits of Martial Arts for Learning Differences

    Every kid needs exercise and time to play, but kids who learn and think differently can have a hard time finding sports that fits them well. Unlike most sports, Martial Arts is focused around an individual’s personal growth, rather than comparison to others. This makes Martial Arts a great outlet for children in general. Particularly helpful for children with challenges. Where team sports mainly focus on physical development and competition, Martial Arts focus on the individual as a whole. Martial Arts focuses on three fundamental areas of growth. Physical Development
    – Doing martial arts moves can help kids get a better feel for their body; training ....

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  • How To Manage Your Child’s Temperament

    How To Manage Your Child’s Temperament

    Every child is born with their own unique way of interacting with the world. Some are flexible in the midst of change while others may experience stress when presented with new situations or a change in schedule. This is what is referred to as temperament. And while some temperaments are easier to handle then others, it is important for parents to understand temperament traits, such as adaptability. By doing this, we can help children become the best version of themselves in the most effective way possible. Temperament is the way a child reacts to their environment and how they regulate emotions. Psychiatrists Dr. Stella Chess and Dr. Alexander Thomas identified ....

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