martial arts, self confidence

Confidence and Martial Arts

Whether or not you had self-confidence as a child, you likely want your own children to grow up with a healthy feeling of self-confidence. Self-confidence means that you have a sense of trust in your own talents, merits, and intelligence. Children build self-confidence by participating in activities that allow them…Read More

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How Martial Arts Fosters Self-Confidence in Children

As parents, we want our children to become the best versions of themselves. We want them to be able to navigate a tumultuous world with ease and grace. We need them to have the mental capability to assess situations and come up with effective solutions. It’s also simply imperative for…Read More

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Confidence and Martial Arts

If you have a child who struggles with physical fitness, enrolling them in a martial arts class may be the solution to this common problem. In this electronically-dominated age, parents and caregivers may find it challenging to get kids off the couch and keep them moving. With martial arts, many…Read More

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Skills to Help Your Child Gain Confidence to Ask Questions in Class

Giving your child the courage to speak up for himself, ask questions in school and be engaged is key to his development. Children who ask questions in class are perceived as smarter than children who linger in the background, and are often given more challenging work, giving them an academic…Read More

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How to Help Children Build Self-Confidence

Tony Buchanan, guest contributor When children are struggling in school, frustration that results from such failures can be overwhelming and daunting especially to the young children. Research has shown that children develop their self-confidence through their achievements. As children accomplish these achievements, they feel more capable, competent, and ready to…Read More

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4 Ways to Increase Your Child’s Confidence

By Lauren Tessin, Guest contributor When it comes to children, they have a mind of their own.  Like anyone, they all have different personalities and have had different life experiences to help shape their personality.  Although there are many different traits we would like to see our children have, confidence…Read More

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Boost Your Child’s Confidence

Although we sometimes talk about confidence as something that a person “has,” confidence actually involves a very specific set of behaviors. Identifying these traits as desirable is the first step. Children need a clear set of expectations that they understand are important and know they must follow. To help them…Read More

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Why It Hurts to Be Shy

Children who are quiet and unassertive find it difficult to interact with both peers and adults. They can find themselves overlooked in both school and social settings. To “break out of their shells,” they must learn to build friendships and gain leadership skills – both essential qualities for personal development….Read More

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Growing Stronger Character

What does it mean to grow strong character? In general, the term character, as applied to a person, is represented by the values and qualities that make us who we are, that shape our attitudes and behaviors. So, when we say that someone has a strong character, we mean that…Read More

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Small Acts, Big Goals Build Confidence

It is our experience in our martial arts schools that when we start to build a child’s confidence, his or her self-assuredness builds and gains momentum. The best way to start your child on this path upward is to start by giving him or her small, relatively attainable goals. For…Read More

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