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Parent’s Corner – T.H.A Martial Arts School

Focus. Teamwork. Discipline. Confidence. Respect. These are regular themes we address in our kids martial arts classes in Toronto. With our kids martial arts classes in Toronto, we want to offer parents and families age-appropriate kids martial arts lessons that go beyond just learning to punch and kick.

Is it bullying or rude and mean behaviour?

There is the common saying that kids will be kids. And yes, children and teens can be unkind to their peers and feelings get hurt. However, the problem is when that type of behavior becomes common and target the same person repeatedly. This is when kids being kids begins to cross the line to [...]

By |2019-10-07T07:30:30-04:00October 7th, 2019|Categories: Parent's corner|Tags: |

Back to school tips for parents

Summertime has come to an end and with that comes all of the back to school anxiety and jitters that are common amongst children. Your child may experience common physical effects of anxiety associated with back to school time including symptoms from stomach aches to sleeping problems :) With that said, it important for [...]

By |2019-08-28T18:25:43-04:00August 27th, 2019|Categories: Parent's corner|Tags: |

Punishment vs Discipline: Is there a difference?

Let’s talk about correcting improper behaviour when our ninjas make bad decisions. Parents, coaches, teachers, and other adults often define punishment and discipline as one and the same. Fostering change in a child’s behaviour starts with having the proper definitions and understanding of punishment and discipline. Punishment is a short-term solution for a long-term [...]

By |2019-08-23T09:21:14-04:00June 11th, 2019|Categories: Parent's corner|Tags: |

Mindful Tips to Use When Kids Don’t Want to Attend Class

Kids aren’t naturally self-motivated. When your child’s mindset isn’t in the right place, even the most fun activities can be a struggle to get to. Here are some strategies to help you get your child to class. 1 Be attentive to what your child is doing the moment they’re supposed to get [...]

By |2019-08-23T09:22:53-04:00March 27th, 2019|Categories: Parent's corner|Tags: |

Top 10 Halloween Safety Tips

For many kids, Halloween is one of the most fun times of the year next to the Holidays. As a parent, or guardian, trick-or-treating can be a daunting experience that can come back to haunt you if you are not careful. To help prepare, here are some safety tips to put in place before [...]

By |2018-10-30T16:06:24-04:00October 30th, 2018|Categories: Mindset Minute, Parent's corner|

Honesty | One of the Virtues in Building Good Character Through the Martial Arts

Honesty means being truthful, trustworthy, sincere and open. Honesty is about ensuring that things are as they seem and that actions match promises. When people are honest, they aren’t “hiding” the truth in any way. Lying is extremely common among children. In fact, a study out of the University of Waterloo found that a [...]

By |2017-08-13T09:24:27-04:00August 12th, 2017|Categories: Parent's corner|


Tip #2: Put your child on a brain-strengthening diet. Not all diets are for weight loss. Even children that have great athletic physiques are susceptible to the after-effects of poor eating habits, including fatigue, anxiety, poor concentration, and mood swings. You can help your children feel better each school day simply by adjusting their [...]

By |2017-08-13T05:28:02-04:00August 1st, 2017|Categories: Parent's corner|

4 Tips to Prevent Your Summer Fitness Efforts From Falling Flat

Summers were made for days at the beach, baseball games, and long days spent outdoors, but even the most perfect of days can quickly head downhill if you aren’t ready for the sun and heat. Truth be told, heat kills more than 150 people in the across the country every year. Children and infants [...]

By |2017-08-13T11:31:53-04:00May 28th, 2016|Categories: Mindset Minute, Parent's corner|

Helping Kids Develop Better Patience

Patience has a simple definition; waiting without complaining! While patience might be a simple concept to grasp, it isn’t an easy mind-set to master! For children (and many adults), it can be especially challenging as most people don’t like to wait! Young children are developing “waiting skills.” They may not comprehend why they must [...]

By |2018-07-31T18:01:37-04:00May 2nd, 2016|Categories: Parent's corner|