Giving Back To Our Community

Side Kicks would like to recognize our Rome City NY Fire Dept for all of there Hard work. They are the heroes that keeps our community safe! We wanted to help them out by donating some food and drinks. Thank you for all you do for us!

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Side Kicks Toys for Tots 2020

Thank you to all the amazing Side Kicks Karate students and families. This year we partnered with Mohawk Valley Mud Crawlers and the people in our community! Every year our Side Kicks students, families, and friends have gotten together at the holiday season to bring joy (and toys) to families in need right here in…

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Teaching kids to Win in Life!

It’s not about winning ~ it’s about learning….. It is important to teach our children this concept (behavior) early in life! When a person recognizes that focusing on themselves and not the outcome they will have a deeper understanding and meaning of what they are doing. This will not only allow them to feel good…

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Helping parents find answers!

         Hey Mom and Dad, do you have a child that has hard time talking to people or shies away from attention. It is hard to see children go through these growing pains, and it is a hard for a parent to feel helpless or to not have the answers on how to help! This…

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Looking in the mirror

Children have active imaginations as parents it is up to us to help them use that imagination to build a more confident self image! How does your child see themselves? Does him or her see possibilities, and opportunities OR do they see fear and negativity? The Side Kicks program is constantly installing this thought into…

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Preparing Your Child For…

Preparing your Child for challenges is one of the most important things a parent can do for their child! Confidence can help your child through difficult times and help them shine! Our program is a great activity to help them be their best!

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Giving Kids An Advantage

If you are like most parents you understand that kids need an advantage in life. Building your child Self Esteem and increasing His or her Confidence will help give them the competitive edge in life and help shield them from negativity and peer pressure. Side Kicks has a process built into our program that nurtures…

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Consistency when parenting

Your child needs to know that no matter what happens, you are always going to be a consistent parent.Maintaining consistency means that you are going to be patient, connected, adaptable, and edutaining with your child all the time so your child knows what to expect from you and you know what to expect from them.…

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How to use Adaptability

Adaptability is about how you respond to your child, especially when things do not go as planned.  Your child will have a variety of great days, bad days, and everything in between. Here are a few ways you can apply adaptability to your parenting and keep your child motivated: Intrinsic Motivation: Choices What do you…

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Nurturing Parenting?

Being a nurturing parent means adjusting your child’s behaviors, not trying to change them. In other words, change the behavior, not the child. 1. Let them Know that Mistakes are Okay I get excited when my son makes a mistake because it gives me the opportunity to teach him, which is what parenting is all…

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