Bullying is major issue that can cause many negative consequences for children including anxiety, depression, sadness, anger, changes in eating and sleep patterns, and decreased interest in things he or she used to enjoy. A child that is bullied may lose interest in socializing, struggle with homework and/or classwork, or lash out at other students or teachers. As a parent or guardian, one of the best ways to help your child against bullying is by enrolling them in a martial arts program.
American Karate Institute can teach your child practical skills that will make a positive impact in all areas of their life. Our trained MMA instructors are pre...
How does a parent make their child bully-proof? This is a common concern among parents with young children during the first 2 months of returning back to school. Headlines featuring tragic consequences of bullying are common. It seems that there is good reason for such concern. So, again, the question, "How do I make my child bully-proof?" The strongest self-defense against the negative effects of bullying is strong self-confidence.
The Modern Day Bully:
The schoolyard bully of yesterday who threatened a classmate with bodily harm if they didn't hand over their lunch money is not the worst of a young student's worries today. The modern bully is...
Bullying is every parent’s nightmare. We often worry about what our children experience when we’re not there to watch over them, and if other children are treating them nicely. We send our kids off to school every day and place great trust in our educators and the school system.
The reality is, however, that bullying is a real problem in today’s society. Adults certainly try their very best to mediate rough behavior between children. Sometimes, however, parents and teachers don’t always recognize that bullying is happening under their watch.
Through the power of martial arts, we have the power to end bullying once and for all.
Compassion is a character trait that is present in everyone, however it is also a trait that sometimes gets forgotten. At the American Karate Institute in Miami, compassion is one of the 7 principles we instill in each of our students. People of all ages can make an effort to show compassion in everyday life, regardless of what circumstances they could be dealing with. Let's dive into some ways you can show compassion to others.
1. CHALLENGE YOURSELF TO SMILE MORE.
How many times do we walk into a room and see a majority of the people standing around glancing down at their phones or look up as you walk by, but most of the time people are just neut...
Making friends is an important part of childhood. It seems like some kids have more friends that they can keep track of, some have a few-but lifelong-friends, whereas some children struggle to make meaningful connections with their peers.
In today’s tech heavy world, making those meaningful connections and relationships is harder than ever. We, including us and our kids, are more technically connected than ever. We can communicate with anyone around the world at an instant. This is a good thing.
However, technological connection can preclude real human connection. A child’s ability to make friends now, will also impact their ability to...
What do you think makes a great friend? Is it someone who knows you inside out and keeps all your deepest, darkest secrets safe? Or is it a partner in crime who is always there to join you on your crazy adventures?
We’re pretty sure you already have a certain friend in mind as you’re reading this. Even if you don’t, fret not! Because we’re here to remind you that every day is a chance to make new friends. After all, strangers are friends you haven’t met and gotten to know yet! And who knows, that new colleague at work or your training partner in the gym might end up becoming your BFF!
Speaking of which, do you know that some of the best friends yo...
Inner confidence plays a massively important part in anyone’s success and happiness and it is crucial that children are given the room to develop theirs from an early age. The American Karate Institute is a wonderful place for children to build self-confidence, discipline and the belief they need to lead a positive and fruitful adulthood.
First and foremost, our martial arts instructors will make the class fun and your kids will come away feeling like they’ve had a good time. Friendships and bonds are made between children in a classroom environment and that ability to make new buddies, in itself, will give their confidence a nice boost...