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  • Back to School Safety Basics.

    With back to school and COVID-19 safety, I'm sure you are taking all the extra precautions as parents and are focused on your child's well-being. R...
  • Back to School Success with Karate

    With Back to School just around the corner it has become clearer than ever that some kids are prepared, and some are not. These past several months...
  • The Back to School Mindset is here EARLY at First Choice Martial Arts!

    Over the past couple of weeks, I have noticed a major attitude shift in the classroom and online for all our First Choice Martial Arts students. As...
  • 5 Essentials for your next Outdoor Karate Class!

     Now that restrictions are easing a bit, and things are slowly getting into a new normal we have been fortunate to have the opportunity to teach ou...
  • Motivating Kids with a Sensei Approach!

    Motivating your child at certain times of year may be easier than others. During a lockdown this is further heightened as kids will get cabin fever...
  • 5 Ways to Keep a Positive Attitude!

    Keeping a positive attitude is one of the healthiest things a person can do in a time of high stress. Here are five common-sense tips that First C...
  • Being Attuned To Oneself To Be A Better Parent

    Do you ever feel like you can read your child’s mind?  You know what they are going to do or say next because they have had the same reaction befor...
  • Being a Child is Being a Future.

    Being a nurturing parent means adjusting your child’s behaviors, not trying to change them. In other words, change the behavior, not the child. Her...
  • Growing In Different Directions, Yet Rooted As One.

    Like a tree with many branches a family will grow, twist and turn in many different directions, yet stay rooted as one. One of the most important t...
  • 5 Strategies to Promote Good Behaviour

    How can you set your child up for daily success?  One of the most effective ways to do this is to focus on prompting instead of punishment.  Here’s...
  • 3 Ways To Teach Kids Patience

    Patience Take a few extra seconds when responding to poor behavior.  This demonstrates compassion, empathy, and self-control on your part.  Someti...
  • How to talk to your kids about coronavirus.

    Thanks to the Conversation and authors Nicole Racine and Sheri Madigan for sharing this with our First Choice Martial Arts readers. When stress is ...