Building Champions in Life

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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Powerful Mind

The Martial Arts has a rich history which has been passed down for centuries from sensei to student.  On the surface, the Martial Arts appear to invoke violence; however, if one looks deeper you will see that the essence of the Martial Arts is opening your mind.  The following story, the empty cup, unlocks the…

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Achieving Goals

We all have dreams of a better life.  We follow our dreams as we follow the path that perhaps we didn’t choose to be on!  What would life be without them?  Dreams are goals that we set and proceed to achieve, some happen more quickly than others.  The goals that aren’t as easily obtained can…

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What Builds Confidence In Children?

Mom and Dad what would it be like if your child was more confident? My name is Brian Seetge a local author and owner of Side Kicks Karate in Rome, NY. Every Parent is looking for new ways to help their kids have better lives. Some parents shelter their kids and some try to buy…

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What to do with a child with low- Esteem?

Hello Parents… Does your child have low self esteem? Do you always seem to see your child hide or seem nervous in group settings? It can be heartbreaking to witness as a parent. We all love our children but how do we help them grow self-confidence in them selves? Public speaking is the #1 Fear…

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Back to School Tips for Parents

Summertime is coming to an end, and with that comes all of the back to school anxiety and jitters that are common amongst children. Your child may experience common physical effects of anxiety associated with back to school time including symptoms from stomachaches to sleeping problems. They will also experience emotional stress from the fear…

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The importance of taking time to sharpen your skills…

There was a newly joined woodcutter and the king was really impressed by his dedication towards his work. Out of encouragement, he started giving his best work and cut 18 trees in the first month and the king was glad. The next month he put in the same effort but could cut only 15 trees.…

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The Key to Effort and Focus in Children and Teens

Endorphins are natural chemicals produced in the body to reduce pain and boost happiness. They are most often associated with exercise since the release of these “feel-good” chemicals cause a state of euphoria and is usually known as a “runner’s high.” However, most any exercise will cause this state of happiness and it is also…

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The Key To Positive Social Relationships in Children and Teens

Oxytocin has been dubbed the “love chemical.” It is the hormone that is released when we feel love and trust in relationships. For most people, they know oxytocin as a significant part of the parent-child bonding process. However, it is also very important in overall human relationships and is considered our “social glue.” The release…

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The Key to Increased Motivation and Focus in Children and Teens

Have you ever heard of the word: DOPAMINE ? Well In the brain, dopamine functions as a neurotransmitter—a chemical released by neurons (nerve cells) to send signals to other nerve cells. The brain includes several distinct dopamine pathways, one of which plays a major role in the motivational component of reward-motivated behavior. Have you ever wondered why children and…

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