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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.

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+00:00October 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+00:00August 12th, 2017|Categories: Parent's corner|

BACK TO SCHOOL “NINJA TIPS”… FOR PARENTS – part 1

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 |2017-08-13T06:14:40+00:00August 5th, 2017|Categories: Parent's corner|

BACK TO SCHOOL “NINJA TIPS”… FOR PARENTS – part 2 & 3

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+00:00August 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+00:00May 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+00:00May 2nd, 2016|Categories: Parent's corner|

5 Powerful Ways to Help Kids With Learning About Manners

Parenting is hard. There is no reason to feel embarrassed! There are times when children don’t behave in ways that show the manners we have taught-- it can happen in stores, at school and yes, in other people’s homes. And while it’s important to teach manners, it’s also important to acknowledge that this is [...]

By |2017-08-13T11:34:18+00:00April 12th, 2016|Categories: Parent's corner|

5 Things to Spring Clean From your Pantry.

As we enter the month, let the windows fly open and break out the deep cleaning supplies – spring cleaning is here! While you’re in the heat of it, cleaning curtains and blinds and shampooing carpets and upholstery, don’t forget to clean out the all too often overlooked pantry. Over the months – particularly [...]

By |2017-08-13T11:40:22+00:00April 9th, 2016|Categories: Parent's corner|

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

From please and thank you to opening doors and staying quiet in the library, manners refer to social graces we use to show others that their feelings matter. When we use kind words and actions, we help others feel comfortable. Empathy is so critical to manners that etiquette expert, Amy Vanderbilt [...]

By |2017-08-13T11:58:59+00:00April 3rd, 2016|Categories: Parent's corner|