A SILENT TRAGEDY

Here is a Great article I found that I think we should be sharing to every parent on the planet, change starts with you, read and share! There is a silent tragedy that is unfolding today in our homes, and concerns our most precious jewels: our children. Our children are in a devastating emotional state! In the last 15 years, researchers have given us increasingly alarming statistics on a sharp and steady increase in childhood mental illness that is now reaching epidemic proportions: Statistics do not lie: • 1 in 5 children have mental health problems • A 43% increase […]

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You may hear your child’s instructor talking about practice time at home fairly often. This is because practicing can have a huge impact on a child’s ability to perform in class which will lead to more confidence. With more confidence comes the ability to achieve faster and farther!   Another great benefit to practicing at home is that this will allow YOU – the parent, an outlet to connect over something they are passionate about.   Often times parents feel like they have to go on extravagant outings and spend long periods of time to build that connection. But this […]

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By now summer is in full swing and we hope that everyone is taking advantage of our Day Time classes here at the Canadian Black Belt Academy! If you are looking for something fun to keep your ninja occupied this summer feel free to find us at the front desk or give us a call and ask about all the cool things going on this summer! Today I wanted to offer a few tips on how to keep boredom at bay this summer! These are simple tips that you can implement NOW, and will help set your ninja up for […]

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DOPAMINE The Key to Increased Motivation and Focus in Children and Teens Have you ever wondered why children and teens seem to be so addicted to their smart phones and other devices? Parents are frustrated with their children’s lack of attention and motivation but what do their devices have to do with this? The answer is found in science!   Often referred to as the “motivator molecule,” dopamine is a “feel good” chemical that is released in the brain which helps us focus and feel motivated. When dopamine levels are low, it can result in symptoms such as difficulty focusing, […]

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Do you want to maximize your child’s success as a Martial Arts student? Here’s a great article: 7 Crippling Parenting Behaviors That Keep Children From Growing Into Leaders

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