How to Teach Kids Life Skills – Patience

We currently live in a society of instant gratification.  We have a question that needs answering we search the internet from our computers or smart phones.  We need to buy something; Amazon can send it to us the same day.  We need to get a hold of someone, we can call them on their cell phone day orContinue reading “How to Teach Kids Life Skills – Patience”

The Karate Dad – Episode 2

In this episode, we attempt to go over our first class warmup.  At this time Anders was just over 12 months old.  In episode 1, we covered the bow in and bow out procedures, so this is the next part of a regular class to introduce him to. As in episode 1, it is all new toContinue reading “The Karate Dad – Episode 2”

How to Teach Kids Life Skills – Perseverance

In this post I will be going over how to teach kids about perseverance.  Perseverance is an essential ingredient for success.  People that quit everything do not get very far in life.  Setting goals is an important thing to do but without perseverance you will never reach those goals. A karate black belt is just a white beltContinue reading “How to Teach Kids Life Skills – Perseverance”

The Karate Dad – Episode 13

It is our first official class of 2021!  At 18 months old, my little man Anders is growing and learning so fast.  We did some mini lessons at home over the holidays so I thought I would test him out at the studio. It took a little longer to get in an official class since our lastContinue reading “The Karate Dad – Episode 13”

The Karate Dad – Episode 1

Welcome to The Karate Dad!  Over the next several months and years, my goal is to document my son Anders’ journey in the martial arts.  The martial arts have been a large part of my life for as long as I can remember and want to share that with him.  As an instructor and studio owner, I willContinue reading “The Karate Dad – Episode 1”

How to Teach Kids Life Skills – Respect

In this post I will be going over how to teach kids about respect.  As I’ve mentioned in many previous posts, kids pick things up from their surroundings.  Typically, kids who are disrespectful have either not been taught respect or are surrounded by others who are disrespectful.  We all need to remember this when weContinue reading “How to Teach Kids Life Skills – Respect”

Must Reads for Expecting Dads

Being an expecting dad can be very overwhelming.  From the minute you find out your partner is pregnant, you realize that you know absolutely nothing and it is terrifying.  Some dads have a lot of family experience being uncles, big brothers, or older cousins.  Others take classes or reach out to friends.  Some just decide to wing it. ThereContinue reading “Must Reads for Expecting Dads”

How to Teach Kids Life Skills – Self-Discipline

In this post I will be going over how to teach kids about self-discipline.  While this post will focus on helping kids learn about self-discipline, many adults may find it useful as well.  Self-discipline is something most people struggle with regardless of age.  How many people struggle with obesity?  Overeating?  Smoking? Procrastination?  All of these can be overcome with self-discipline. SoContinue reading “How to Teach Kids Life Skills – Self-Discipline”

How to Teach Kids Life Skills – Concentration

In this post I will be going over how to teach kids about concentration.  Kids are especially prone to a lack of concentration due mainly to the fact that they are kids.  They are still learning how the world works and everything is interesting.  Kids also lack self-control, discipline, and patience so when something is not immediately interesting,Continue reading “How to Teach Kids Life Skills – Concentration”

How to Teach Kids Life Skills – Humility

In this post I will be going over how to teach kids about humility.  As with many of the life skills I have been writing about, not learning about humility as a kid results in an adult that arrogant and egotistical.  One challenge with teaching humility to kids is to ensure they remain confident in themselves andContinue reading “How to Teach Kids Life Skills – Humility”