The Better Kids Blog

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..

Keeping Kids on Track

Everyone likes to be asked to do something, not always told to do so. The same goes for childre..

What Acting-Out Means: Speaking Through the Veil of Autism

Does your child with a developmental or cognitive disability ever hurt themselves or others? Ch..

Developing The Martial Arts Code of Conduct

What is the martial arts code of conduct? The code of conduct represents a system of social ski..

What Are Martial Arts Values?

When we talk about teaching martial arts values we are referring to the traditional values ..

Key Elements of Physical Fitness

The idea of physical fitness may conjure up visions of workouts at the gym or an early morning ..

Benefits of Physical Fitness

As parents we want to encourage our children to make physical fitness and healthy activity a da..