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How to bring more gratitude into your child’s life without them even knowing

Posted: November 21, 2019

Part 1

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 5 of 10 tips that you can integrate to bring more gratitude into your home without your children ever even knowing.

1. 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.


Part 4: How to Handle the Bully at School

Posted: November 06, 2019

A Parent’s Guide by Christopher Rappold

It’s OK to Ask for Help

Everyone needs help from time to time. Though it’s awesome to feel like you can slay the dragon on your own, often it’s much easier and quicker to ask for assistance. The game is safety and personal happiness. To get there and stay there, your child must value that over the desire to handle it on his own.


Part 3B: How to Handle the Bully at School

Posted: October 31, 2019

A Parent’s Guide by Christopher Rappold

Three simple steps to use when your child experiences bullying behavior at school

Without this unpleasant experience happening, you would only be able to hazard a guess at your child’s ability to handle this. Now you know where he/she stands in a situation of "push back."


Part 3A: How to Handle the Bully at School

Posted: October 23, 2019

A Parent’s Guide by Christopher Rappold

Why Bullying May Be the Best Thing that Could Happen to Your Child

When I look back on my years at school and think about the teachers I had, I have an adult realization: some of my toughest teachers taught me the most. Though I didn’t like the extra homework, additional assignments and hours of reading, they forced me to do something I wouldn’t have otherwise done myself ...push myself.


How to Handle the Bully at School

Posted: October 15, 2019

A Parent’s Guide by Christopher Rappold

Sometimes it’s easy to forget that the child who is causing hurt to your child is probably hurting too. Where do bullies come from? Bullies often come from broken homes and/or homes that lack solid parental supervision and support. They are children that are crying out for something to be cured within them and are acting out the hurt in unpopular ways. Many times they lack the basic social skills for creating friendships in their life; therefore, they live with the need to "get attention" the wrong way, because in their mind negative attention is better than no attention at all. While all children will go through small versions of these feelings, children who truly come from the background described are destined to live there forever, unless something changes for them.

"Sometimes it’s easy to forget that the child who is causing hurt to your child is probably hurting too."


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