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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.

5 Powerful Ways to Help Kids 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 |2019-08-23T10:00:00-04:00April 12th, 2016|Categories: Parent's corner|Tags: |

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 |2017-08-13T11:40:22-04:00April 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 |2017-08-13T11:58:59-04:00April 3rd, 2016|Categories: Parent's corner|

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

Friendship is more than just having fun. It’s a crucial part of children’s normal social and emotional development. Through friendships, children learn important skills such as: * Sharing * Compromise * Assertiveness * Listening * Problem-solving * Critical thinking * Nurturing * Accepting others Good friends can be some of [...]

By |2017-08-17T14:07:40-04:00February 2nd, 2016|Categories: Parent's corner|

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

Citizenship is more than being a member of a community. It’s a powerful word that reflects how we behave towards our community as well as how we respond to it when it’s in need. Whether we are referring to our school, our local area or of the world at large, as citizens it’s important [...]

By |2017-08-13T12:12:19-04:00November 16th, 2015|Categories: Parent's corner|

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

Discipline is crucial to helping children and adults thrive and become their best. Disciplined people train themselves to follow values-based rules that are enforced by themselves in a consistent manner.Whether these self-imposed rules are related to exercise, work, sleep or other areas of life, disciplined people do what needs to get done, when it needs [...]

By |2019-01-27T21:54:49-05:00October 14th, 2015|Categories: Parent's corner|

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

Dear Family, This month we will focus on the Martial Arts Virtue; “courage.” Courage is not the absence of fear, as many children might think. Rather, courage is how we cope with fears in the face of challenge. As parents and mentors, it’s important that we let children know that everyone gets scared sometimes. It’s [...]

By |2016-07-14T17:06:03-04:00September 6th, 2015|Categories: Parent's corner|

3 Functional Workouts for Stay at Home Parents

Do you find yourself struggling for time to commit to exercise? Many stay at home parents feel the same. It can be very difficult balancing family life and your own health. Here are 3 easy ways you can get the most out of your time at home with the kids! 1. The stroller is your [...]

By |2019-08-23T10:43:24-04:00August 27th, 2015|Categories: Parent's corner|Tags: |