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So What is Your Definition of Bullying?

Posted: May 17, 2019

By Master Christopher Rappold An important realization for parents to make is that physical bullying accounts for less than 3 percent of the bullying that occurs in schools.  The other 97 percent is psychological.   It’s vital that parents take the time to clearly define bullying to their children as being anything that is DONE REPETITIVELY and WITH INTENTION that makes children feel scared, pressured or down on themselves.  What at times may seem innocent or “typical kid” behaviors that we as parents grew up with are actually the small seeds of where bullying and harassment occurs.  


Is Your Child Being Harmed By An Invisible Enemy?

Posted: May 17, 2019

By Master Christopher Rappold

Bullying takes many forms.  It can be a threat, making fun of someone or not including someone in activities.  It can be mean spirited or just distant and cold.  It can be one-on-one or it can spread to situations where a group of students are all focusing negative energy on one lone sole.  Whatever the exact description, it is all considered bullying.


How To Bring More Gratitude Into Your Child’s Life Without Them Even Knowing

Posted: May 17, 2019

By Master Christopher Rappold During the month of November we are all reminded through the holiday of Thanksgiving about the importance of being grateful.  We know it is important but you continually feel like your children just don’t get it.  Here are the first five tips that you can integrate in to bring more gratitude into your home without your children ever even knowing.   Speak often about being grateful – Nothing will beat a consistent message played over and over again.  Have you ever caught yourself repeating a saying your parents used to say?  I think we all have.  When children continually hear you give your reasons for why you feel grateful it’s no surprise over time they will do the same. 


Five More Tips To Bring Gratitude Into Your Child’s Life Without Them Knowing

Posted: May 17, 2019

By Master Christopher Rappold

Here are the next five tips to bring gratitude into your child’s life without them knowing. Check the blog before to see the first five tips and you will end up with a grateful child.

6. The difference between rights and privileges - As adults I think we get the difference much easier than children do.  A little education in this area can go a long way.  It is right to have clothing to keep your body warm; it is a privilege to have designer outfits.  It is a right to be able to communicate; it is a privilege to have the latest smart phone.   It is a right as a citizen of this country to have an education; it is a privilege to be able to participate in all of the extra-curricular activities. 


Try This to Change Your Life

Posted: May 17, 2019

By Master Christopher Rappold

To ingrain a new habit it is said to take 21 days of consistent repetition for it to become a part of you.  For this month’s challenge we are going to round the number up to 31.  For the next 31 days you are going to commit to training every day for a minimum of 15 minutes without missing.  This means Saturdays and Sundays as well. 


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