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Pillars of Belief - Part 1 of 2

Posted: February 16, 2019

In order to have strong beliefs it is important that we have a solid base.  There are certain specific requirements to building our empowering beliefs.  These are the pillars of Belief.

Trust – Most people need evidence in order to believe. This makes their ability to behave limited.  Trust, however, gives us the ability to believe even in the absence of scientific proof.  Trust allows us to believe despite our doubts.  Trust also allows us to believe in ourselves and others, even beyond our mistakes. When we are children we should trust our parents, teachers and mentors.  As we grow, we must learn to choose who to trust.


How Physical Activity Combats Mental Health Issues with Children

Posted: February 16, 2019

Everywhere you go these days, you will hear a lot these days about how physical activity is good for your children. It keeps them fit and healthy and can help in preventing diseases like diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure. But what is less often discussed, though no less important, is the connection between physical activity and mental health in children.

And this isn’t just wishful guessing either. There’s a lot of empirical evidence to back this up. Many recent medical studies have found strong positive links between physical activity and a variety of mental functions, such as more positive self-esteem and self-perception, sharper cognitive functions, and even positive effects on behavioral disorders like ADHD. It has also been linked to alleviating mental health issues in children, such as depression and anxiety.

In honor of mental health month, we’re going to explore some of the key ways in which physical activity combats mental health issues with children and increases your child’s cognitive awareness. We’ll split these advantages into several broad themes:


10 Tips Parents Can Use to Build Confidence & Leadership in Kids

Posted: February 16, 2019

Every parent wants happy, healthy and confident kids.

Here at All Star ATA Martial Arts, our instructors feel that teaching kids martial arts can help build self-confidence in children of all ages. The techniques we practice at our school help children become accurate in their movements, skilled in their learning and confident in their martial arts skills.

As a parent, here are some suggestions on how you can can instill self-confidence in your children at home:


4 ANTI BULLY TECHNIQUES THAT TEACH YOUR CHILD CONFIDENCE & SAFETY

Posted: February 16, 2019

October is National Bully Prevention month.  At All Star ATA Martial Arts, we are committed to empowering our students and chidren in our community, so in this article we will cover some tips to empower your child with additional tactics to avoid confrontation and improve their confidence.  We teach these coping strategies in our martial arts school and our students find them very helpful.

Children this time of the year have to deal with many stressful new situations such as new classmates, new teachers, new schools, and the last thing we want for them is to also have to deal with any bullying situations that may be taking place.

ANTI BULLY TIP #1:  TEACH YOUR CHILD THE IMPORTANCE OF PRESENCE


Halloween Safety Tips for Parents, Pt. 1: Halloween Preparations

Posted: February 16, 2019

As we reach the end of October, the weather grows colder, the leaves change color and all the spooky ghosts and ghouls prepare for trick or treating fun! As parents, you want your little ones to have a fun, memorable and – above all else – safe Halloween. Here’s a complete safety checklist:

Safe Costume Selection


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