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7 Steps To Avoid Back To School Stress

Posted: November 04, 2020

Don’t let normal back-to-school stress turn into lasting fear or long term damage and anxiety. Here are seven ways to put the joy back into back-to-school time for kids, and their parents!

Questions will come up: “Will I fit in?” “Who will my teacher be?” “What if I can’t understand the lessons?” “Will I be with my friends?” These fears are normal but they can lead to undesirable effects, like a lack of enthusiasm for school that can lead to missing classes, and poor marks.

These fears can lead to long-term damage and make attending school in the future much more difficult. They can even lead to social anxiety in adulthood. And for the busy parent trying to keep the family on track, it can be overwhelming!


10 Anti-Bullying Tactics That Work

Posted: November 04, 2020

Your kids are back at school and you’re hoping for a great year, but you know the statistics; 17% of students are bullied, more than once a month. And it doesn’t really matter how old you are, where you go to school, what colour you are, or where you live, bullies are everywhere. So it’s time to be smart and help your kids learn the tools and tactics that work to prevent bullying.

Bullying can be physical, verbal, or the cyber version. Thankfully there are some tools you can help your kids put into place to avoid, prevent and cope with bullying, in all its forms. Here are ten things you can teach your kids to do when they’re being bullied.


Growth Mindset vs Fixed Mindset

Posted: November 04, 2020

In our martial arts practice, one of the main areas of focus for our members of all ages is self-development and mindset.

Definition of “Mindset”

The dictionary defines the term mindset as “the established set of attitudes held by someone”.


4 Great Tips For Getting Back To Normal After Lockdown

Posted: November 04, 2020

After months of isolation, it’s pretty safe to say that everyone is ready to get back to normal. But if the concept of “normal” now seems elusive, and you’re feeling a bit of anxiety about what’s coming next, just know that you are not alone.  "None of us really know exactly what the future looks like. It's therefore understandable that many people will be worried about life after lockdown, whether that's concerns about returning to work, children going back to school, job security, finances, or generally adjusting to former routines," says  Stephen Buckley, Head of Information at UK mental health charity, Mind.

We’ve gathered some of the best tips from the experts to help ease your concerns and make your transition back to normal as smooth as possible!


4 Super Tips to Stop Back to School Stress

Posted: November 04, 2020

Going back to school after a long break can be difficult enough for children and families, even in the best of times. And as the world feels the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, although the situation is different from place to place, there are a lot of common questions and uncertainties arising in both parents and children. Of course, returning to school safely is at the top of everyone’s list, but parents must also be aware of the potential for anxiety or stress in their children. Children could develop symptoms of anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder. This can play an important part in physical health, performance at school, behaviour, and  quality of life.

The good news is there are steps we can take to help our kids get back to school safely and with confidence. We’ve put together a list of tips to help you and your family have a happy and successful back-to-school time!


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