What If Your Child Said "YES, I CAN" Hundreds Of Times Every Week
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Does your child's after school activity teach them having a "YES, I CAN" mindset?
How would your child perform in school and at home if they were being taught having a "YES' I CAN" attitude hundreds of times every week?
Here are 10 tips to help your child have a winning attitude:
Set an example
Don’t get easily angry in front of your child and show angry emotions. Take a deep breath and count to 5 before saying something when being upset. Teach this to your child as well.
See the best in each other
Encourage your child and recognize their accomplishments. Praise your child for things they do well right away. Be specific about your praise. Saying “Good job” is not enough and doesn’t cut it. Specific encouragement will build your child’s confidence and help learn to identify and celebrate their triumphs.
Make lemonade out of lemons
Turn negative statements into positive statements. If your child makes a mistake and says that they are not good at it simply reply “Try again, it takes little more practice.” Or you can say “Let’s do it together.”
Make your home a positive place
Your home should be your “happy place” and a place where your children feel safe. Make time to be with your child before bed and make it memorable. Read, watch and play. Have fun, laugh and show love. Laughing together is a way to connect, and a good sense of humor also can make kids smarter, healthier, and better able to cope with challenges.
Choose your feelings
Others do not cause our feelings — we cause them ourselves. That means that we have control of our feelings, much like we have control over other choices we make in our life. Choose love, choose to forgive. There is a lot of positive evidence for the power of forgiveness. And most of all choose to stay positive.
Stop saying, “No.”
Or, at least, say it less. Children constantly hear the word “no” at home and school. For example, with just one flash of the word “no,” our brains release dozens of stress-producing hormones and neurotransmitters that create havoc with our normal functioning (more from this article). Choose your words wisely, there might be a better way to make your point.
Feel blessed, not stressed
Find things to be thankful for each day. Focus on what you have and not what you don’t.
Build their self-esteem
Help your children learn who they are and what makes them special, unique, and different. Show an interest in them and help them learn to appreciate themselves. As your children grow more self-aware, they may become more critical of themselves and others. Help them see their strengths.
Stop complaining, seek solutions
If your child doesn’t like something or don’t wanna do something it’s okay. Don’t complain about them complaining and ‘round and ‘round we go. Instead, ask questions and find the real reason behind it. You should probe until you find what it actually is so you can take steps to help your child with the real issue.
Acknowledge when bad things happen
Bad things happen and will happen to your child. Don’t dismiss the negative and actively listen to your child and feel with them. We often have a hard time coping with and understanding our own feelings so it is natural to feel uncomfortable when other people share theirs. So, try asking your child questions instead of telling them how to feel. Practice saying “I know it hurt.” “I realize you are having a hard time with this.” “I can see you are disappointed.”
The power to stay positive will help your child navigate through difficult times in life. We cannot protect our children from disappointment and occasional failure. Instead, help them recognize their mistakes and still choose to stay positive.
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