Freedom To Fail

The teacher was blunt, her words cruel. “He has too many learning disabilities. It’s a waste of time for him to even attend school here.” Later, Ralph Showers overheard his Grandmother soothing his parents with this great declaration. “I don’t know what people think of Ralph. But I know what God thinks of him. He’s…

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5 BALLS

I came across this quote and found wisdom in it. I hope it inspires you. “Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling five balls in the air. You name them – work, family, health, friends, and spirit. You are keeping them all in the air when you realize the work ball is…

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MAKING CHAMPIONS OF YOUR CHILDREN

First, work to build your children’s self-esteem. From the day they are born, affirm them a great deal. Believe in them and give them lots of positive feed back. Always express confidence in them and their potential. Try not to compare with other children or with other people. The way people feel about themselves inside…

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Parent Tips on Bullying

One of the biggest concerns from parents is bullying. Some 160,000 kids skip school everyday because they fear of being attacked or ridiculed by bullies. The good news is that these disturbing statistics can be limited with the proper education. As an educator that has worked with hundreds of children on anti-bullying strategies, I have…

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All About Promise Keeping

Promise keeping means making worthwhile promises that you are able to keep, and then actually following through on those promises. We frequently find ourselves making promises, but for various reasons we cannot or do not keep those promises. To be a great person you must fully understand the importance of promise keeping and must realize…

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All About Promise Keeping

Promise keeping means making worthwhile promises that you are able to keep, and then actually following through on those promises. We frequently find ourselves making promises, but for various reasons we cannot or do not keep those promises. To be a great person you must fully understand the importance of promise keeping and must realize…

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Healthy Self-Defense

An important way of showing self-respect is by taking care of your health. This means caring for your body and your mind. Having a healthy body helps you have a healthy mind, and vice versa. Caring for your body can include exercising, eating nutritious foods, and avoiding activities that are known to be unhealthy. Our…

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The Power of Optimism

Optimism means seeing the good or hopeful aspects about a situation. It is the power of the mind to think positively, especially when conditions are difficult. An optimist is a person who looks for good in things and is certain that good things will happen. Being optimistic is a powerful way to help you accomplish…

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Giving Your Best Effort

Compassion means caring about the needs of others. Just feeling sorry for someone else is only part of compassion. Having compassion means that you are also willing to help others by taking action. True Martial Artists are compassionate and will put others’ needs before their own interests. Are you a compassionate person? Let’s review the…

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