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Motivation Archives - Better Kids Institute
27 March

Martial Arts for Kids – Building Confidence and So Much More Ask an adult raised in, say, the 80s and a child today what comes to mind when they hear the word “recreation” and you are likely to get two very different answers. The adult will tell tales of spending days outdoors from sunup to […]

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02 October

Business leaders report that millennials and Generation Z cohorts are a new breed of workers that they are having trouble getting a handle on. They feel as though these latest two generations in the workforce have less tenacity, seem to believe they must become major successes in record time and are easily crushed by things […]

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05 July

A child’s confidence can be a very fragile thing. It takes a very long time to build up, but only moments to completely break down. If you have a child that’s dealing with poor self-esteem or bullying, you might be frantically searching for a way to build your child back up before despair can talk […]

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27 November

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 boost. There are several ways […]

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09 October

We all remember the different types of kids in our childhood schoolrooms. Some kids were super loud and funny. Others were smart and brainy. Some were athletic and popular, and others were painfully shy. We all probably remember, for better or for worse, where we fell in that schoolroom continuum. Now you’re a parent, and […]

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24 November

Many people enroll their children into a martial arts program so they can have a physical activity and spend their time more productively. Did you know that there are also many emotional and mental health benefits for children who participate in martial arts? In this post, we’ll discuss the mental health benefits that practicing martial […]

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23 October

How Martial Arts Can Help Your Child in School The problems that children have in school can be academic, social, or some other challenge. Involvement in the martial arts can help with any of these kinds of problems. The following are the specific problems that your child may face in school and how the martial […]

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05 September

For many parents, motivating a child to spend more time studying can feel like an exercise in futility. From electronic distractions to schedules that are filled with sports practices and other extracurricular activities, finding the time and motivation to study can be challenging even for academically inclined students. These tips can help parents encourage their […]

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02 October

A child with ADHD doesn’t need to have difficulty in school. Here are five ways parents can help a child with ADHD succeed in school:   Create a routine for the child Children with ADHD especially benefit from consistent structure. Wake the child early enough so that mornings are not rushed. Allow time for a […]

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17 April

Parents are a child’s first and most influential teachers. Children’s lives begin at home and throughout their formative years, most of their time is spent there and its where a surprising amount of education can take place. Parents can help kids excel academically by taking the following steps:   1. Quality Time Together Every parent […]

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31 October

It goes without saying that we live in a society that is known for having a blemished moral code. From general everyday crimes to large scale scandals and tales of corruption, ideals of honesty and integrity are usually just that-ideals; and often times fail to be enacted by most of society’s members. Considering this, adults […]

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30 October

Emily, guest contributor There is this awful and horrible fact that you have to face when you are a mother of two girls: they are becoming teenagers and you are not the center of their world anymore. Yes, you will stop being that fun mom, and that person that brings the smile and excitement to […]

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