The Better Kids Blog

Growing Stronger Character

What does it mean to grow strong character? In general, the term character, as applied to a ..

More Reflections on the Language of Discipline

If you have watched my video on How to Discipline and Correct Others, you know that effective d..

Why Self Discipline?

Why is self discipline so critical to your child's development? Because, without the ability to..

Key Behaviors for Self Discipline

We all want our children to possess the self discipline and self esteem to succeed and excel. W..

Teaching Your Child Self Discipline

How can I teach my child to have the self discipline to succeed? The first thing we can do a..

Create the Mood for Motivation

When’s the best time to get a child to comply with your instructions? When they’re feeling..

Gateway Behaviors are Like Gateway Drugs

When I was in junior high school, we used to have to watch those corny “gateway drug” educa..

Small Acts, Big Goals Build Confidence

It is our experience in our martial arts schools that when we start to build a child's confiden..

The Look of Confidence

How do you describe confidence? There are some definite physical qualities involved in projecti..

Self Confidence

A child with good self confidence is easy to spot in a crowd. He or she possesses a bright, eng..

Turning Loners Into Leaders

Why do some children shy away from participating in activities? It’s certainly not because th..

The Three Secrets To Parenting

Three secrets! There must be more to parenting than three secrets! Of course there is more t..