Character Development Is The Corner Stone of Our Youth Programs
At CT Krav Maga & MMA, we stand out from other martial art schools because we base our
youth martial art curriculum on age appropriate learning. We understand child development and
use this knowledge to provide just the right challenge to each age group we teach. We feel character
development is the cornerstone to our programs. It is equally as important as self defense for giving
children the tools they need to thrive in life.
Depending on their age, children will be at different stages with their emotional,
physical and social development. Teaching age specific martial arts allows us to focus on specific
techniques that will strengthen their current skill sets. They will learn faster and we can coach
a child more effectively in areas where they may struggle.
We focus on effective communication and adjust our expectations of each child based on
the unique qualities they possess. Attainable goals are set for our youth students so that they
learn the importance of setting and meeting goals.
Our youth martial art students each month receive a character development word that
we work on as a group. This builds desirable character traits to help them excel in life.
February’s word of the month is Self-Discipline.
The Importance of SELF-DISCIPLINE For Children
- Parents and teachers both agree that self-discipline is one of the most important skills anyone can have.
- Few believe they’ve been successful at helping their own children demonstrate it.
- Children can and will learn self-discipline if they are exposed to an environment that nurtures this skill.
In this month class planners the students will learn why self-discipline is good for their everyday life. They’ll
also learn how to develop self-discipline skills in a fun and entertaining way. You can help by reinforcing self-discipline
at home. If you lead by example your child will follow.
Tips on how to compliment the lessons we teach about self-discipline this month.
- Remember that self-discipline and discipline go hand in hand. Discipline and punishment; however,
are not the same. Discipline is about guiding children in ways that support their development of self-control.
- Catch your child showing self-discipline at home and praise them for their efforts.
- Give your child opportunities to apply self-discipline by giving them some age appropriate responsibilities.
- Demonstrate self-discipline yourself. Make sure they see you cleaning your room, making your bed, treating
others with respect, etc.
For a great article on this top, visit https://www.verywell.com/importance-of-teaching-kids-self-discipline-1095017
Thank you for your support and we look forward to watching our youthful students build the skill of self-discipline.
If you have any questions about our programs, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 203-484-2020.