Category: Martial Arts

08 July

Today, it is more important than ever before that parents find ways to motivate their kids to engage in fitness activities. The childhood obesity epidemic that we are facing today is terrifying. One of the best ways for you to avoid your child becoming an obesity statistic is to encourage them to take up martial […]

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22 January

Between the cold temperatures and the snow and ice outside, it’s no surprise that so many kids would rather stay inside with a video game or the television. The more time that those children spend inside inactive and snacking, the more likely it is that they will gain weight. Parents and educators can look for […]

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10 October

Autistic spectrum disorders are a range of related developmental disorders that begin in childhood and persist throughout adulthood. Autistic spectrum disorders can cause a wide range of symptoms, which are grouped into three broad categories: Problems and difficulties with social interaction Such as a lack of understanding and awareness of other people’s emotions and feelings. […]

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07 October

Melanie Hargrave, guest contributor When it comes to your child’s education, you want to pick the system that will benefit your child the most. Do you choose to put your trust in the public school system or the private school system? Or maybe you’re considering taking the responsibility on yourself by attempting home schooling. No […]

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15 August

Any parent wants their child to be constantly learning, growing and developing, whether school is in session or not. With school starting up again, it’s time to start thinking about extracurricular and other after-school activities—hopefully choosing one that will encourage healthy cognitive development. Of course your child will have to choose for themselves, but here […]

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02 July

After the birth of our son, my husband and I couldn’t wait to continue growing our family. We loved the whirlwind that followed him around, and loved the way he could light up a room – and the lives of everyone in it. Unlike most couples though, we took a slightly different route when it […]

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11 June

Long hot summers can be hard to fill, with children on your hands and most activities costing way too much to make a regular occurrence it can be hard to think of exciting things to fill their days. Bonding with children is unique and special, and something necessary to forge a happy familial relationship. It […]

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21 May

Hello, Ed here again. Yesterday’s devastating tornado in Oklahoma is a somber reminder of the power and fury a storm conjure up. Storms can be a scary experience, but this is especially true for children who don’t understand what is happening or are afraid of the lightning and thunder. Even when a storm is something […]

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15 February

Good reminder to kids as they pass through the doors of the middle school — and to the rest of us as we drive by, en route to our own lives. Vistelar Group –

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18 June

So, you’ve decided that your child is ready to learn something about self defense. Where should you start? What kind of skills and behaviors does your child need to know for adequate self defense and safety and where can they get them? As a parent you may already be personally skilled in the art of […]

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18 June

Do you worry that your child might be saying “yes” when he or she should be saying “no?” A child needs tremendous strength and good character to avoid the dangers and temptations that young people encounter in today’s society. If you suspect your child is in with the wrong crowd, don’t wait until it is […]

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06 June

Why is self discipline so critical to your child’s development? Because, without the ability to use self discipline or willpower to delay gratification, your child will not develop the skills necessary to excel and to compete in an increasingly complex and competitive world. Everything in life takes work. Teaching our children to work and achieve […]

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