When the student success cycle student parent instructor is operating in full swing and being successful.
When those things are firing on all cylinders, transformations do happen. They do take time and the 3 components of that cycle have to be all in and they can’t give up on one another.
This girl was just a shy kindergartner when she started 4 years ago. When I say shy, I literally did not hear the sound of her voice for almost a year.
But, if you teach them how to LOVE what they do, they’re not just going some activity a couple times a week in the evening. They now have a craft that they work towards mastering.
Here we are, just about 4 years later.
Preparing to test for black belt.
Preparing to compete in 2nd AAU Nationals- won silver last year, working towards goldthis year.
A great helper in classes in the younger kids classes.
Right next to the coaches chair cheering on her team mates during competitions.
And I also see the great friendships she’s made with the people she trains Taekwondo with.
One of many stories of kids (or adults) that gave something a try and when things started getting tough, they put 10 toes down and dug in. You don’t even have a chance for a breakthrough until you get to where you feel like giving up.
And to be clear, we instructors/coaches don’t create the talent. It’s there inside of them, even when it can’t be seen. We just help them bring out what’s already there.
Cell phone addiction is a real problem for many children and teens today. With the constant bombardment of notifications, texts, and social media, it can be hard for them to put down their phones and focus on other activities. But it’s important for parents to help their children break this addiction and find healthier ways to spend their time.
The first step is to set boundaries. Set a time when they are not allowed to use their phones, such as during meals, family time, or when they should be doing their homework. Explain why it is important to take a break from their phones and make sure they understand that these boundaries are not meant to punish them, but to help them stay focused and productive.
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