Going back to school after a long break can be difficult enough for children and families, even in the best of times. And as the world feels the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, although the situation is different from place to place, there are a lot of common questions and uncertainties arising in both parents and children. Of course, returning to school safely is at the top of everyone’s list, but parents must also be aware of the potential for anxiety or stress in their children. According to the Centers For Disease Control:
After a disaster, children may develop symptoms of anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Mental health plays an important role in physical health, school performance, behavior, and long-term quality of life.
The good news is there are steps we can take to help our kids get back to school safely and with confidence, whether they are attending school in-person, online, or a hybrid of the two. We’ve put together a list of tips to help you and your family have a happy and successful back-to-school time!
Martial Arts Classes in Memphis: How to Choose a Martial Arts School for Your Child Part 2
Posted: February 17, 2020
Talk to Instructors, are they qualified?
It's important to know the qualifications of the instructors at a martial arts school. Ask about their training and find out if they are certified. People who want to teach martial arts may be personal trainers who are certified as martial arts instructors, or they may have certification from associations within their sport. For instance, a good martial arts instructor may have a certification from an organization like the American Taekwondo Association. Instructors teaching karate for kids should also be certified in first-aid and CPR in case a child is injured during class.
If you’re interested in having your child participate in competitions, you need to verify any certifications or licenses required by state law. In Tennesse, amateur competitive matches must be sanctioned and supervised by an amateur sanctioning organization for matches involving martial arts forms that include blows or strikes to the head. At USA KARATE, our students compete in the Tournaments, that begin with district / regional tournaments and continue on until World Championships where finalists from all over the world compete in one of the largest Martial Arts tournaments in the world.
5 Goal Setting Mistakes That You're Probably Making
Posted: February 02, 2020
We are one week into the new year, and that means resolutions. Lots of them. How are yours going so far? Are you making any of these 5 sure-to-fail mistakes?
Setting goals gives us a clear direction forward to achieving them. But there are a few common mistakes that can quickly derail your progress! For example, studies show that 80% of New Year’s resolutions have failed and been forgotten by February 15, so be sure to keep these in mind and you’ll be far more likely to reach your goals!
If you think you are making any of the following mistakes, there is still plenty of time to get back on track and hit your january goals!
The Importance of Healthy Eating Habits for Your Kids
Posted: October 24, 2019
March was National Nutrition Month. Created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics back in the 1980s, the goal of National Nutrition Month is to educate people on the importance of healthy eating.
There's one group of people that healthy eating is particularly essential for. That's kids, from toddlers through teenagers. If you're a mom or dad who wants to encourage your children to eat better, National Nutrition Month is the perfect time to kick-start new habits.
Learn more about what healthy eating is, why it's important and how you can get your family to eat better.
10 Anti-Bullying Tactics That Work
Posted: September 24, 2019
Your kids are going back to school and you’re ready for the best year ever, but you know the statistics; 17% of students are bullied, more than once a month. And it doesn’t really matter how old you are, where you go to school, what color you are, or where you live, bullies are everywhere. So it’s time to be smart and help your kids learn the tools and tactics that work to prevent bullying.
Bullying can be physical, verbal, or the cyber version. Thankfully there are some tools you can help your kids put into place to avoid, prevent and cope with bullying, in all its forms. Here are ten things you can teach your kids to do when they’re being bullied.