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  • 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 ...
  • Parenting with Consistency During Inconsistent Times.

    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 go...
  • 13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don't Do.

    Raising mentally strong kids who are equipped to take on real-world challenges requires parents to give up the unhealthy — yet popular — parenting ...
  • Why are our children so bored at school, cannot wait, get easily frustrated and have no real friends?

    Why are our children so bored at school, cannot wait, get easily frustrated and have no real friends? By : Victoria Prooday I am an occupational ...
  • Stay Committed this Holiday Season!

    After a series of holidays and events like Thanksgiving, Halloween and Fall-Back Sunday, it seems like our schedules continue to get disrupted and ...