How To Prepare Your Child’s Brain For School Every Morning

I got the opportunity to run the kids karate classes this week and it was a blast. At one point, I spoke to the parents about the best way to help your child be ready for school every morning. I mean mentally prepared to learn for the day.  This process is called neurobics, which is the…

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What Can Karate Teach Your Child?

My wife and I have always tried to instill in our children that it’s very important to help people and be a “good guy”. Our son, Logan, has taken that to heart and I’m very proud to say, at the age of 6, he does exactly that. He is very open and caring for others…

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Learning How Your Child’s Day Was

How many times have you had this conversion with your child: “What did you do at school today?” “Nothing.” Trying to engage your child with this conversion can be frustrating because they seem disinterested in talking. But, as Tony Robbins says, “If you ask the wrong questions, you will get the wrong answers.” So what…

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What’s That On My Plate – Squash, Yuck!

Research has shown that children in the United States throw away nearly $4 million in fruits and vegetables every day. Parents constantly complain that their children won’t eat their vegetables at dinner. What vegetables won’t your child eat? I am collecting a list and so far, greens are at the top – broccoli, asparagus and…

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3 Lessons and 1 Idea

This week in the kids karate classes, we taught 3 great Life Lessons and that gave me 1 Fantastic Idea. You can watch the video above, or if you prefer you can read the blog post below. Life Lesson #1 – While speaking to the students about goal setting, the discussion turned to “What do…

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How To Defeat a Bully Without Fighting

Bullying Hurts Everyone

When it comes to bullying, there is no shortage of information for you to find. One quick search on Google returns over 11 million hits on the term stop bullying. Just as quickly, looking at most of the information isn’t very useful. A lot of the websites talk about and give generic advice on how…

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This ONE Thing Could Handicap Your Child for Life

Parents all over the world are hurting their children and don’t even realize it! Why? Because they have the best intentions and love their child, but they are not thinking about the longterm consequences to their actions. I see this problem more every day in my dealings with kids between the ages of 4 and…

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A Ninja Trick to Help Kids Turn In Their Homework

Are you frustrated with trying to get your child to turn in their homework? This seems to be a growing problem with today’s youth. Parents are frustrated and rightfully so. Why would your child do their homework and then decide NOT to turn it in for credit? It is easy to get frustrated at something…

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7 Ways Parents Are Hurting Their Child

It is hard to imagine a parent actually hurting their child and I am not talking about physical abuse. This is even worse because the parents have the best intentions for their child and don’t realize the long-term harm they are doing. The good news is you can make adjustments today and change your habits…

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Believe In Your Child

When I was young my family was very active. My father would run 5 to 10 miles a day and my brother and I played sports all year around. In the Fall was football, winter was basketball, spring was track and summer was baseball. When I was in 7th Grade, I ran the 1 Mile…

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