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5 Awesome Tips to Increase Your Teenager’s Self-Confidence

Posted: July 16, 2019

Here’s a fact that’s pretty much beyond debate: being a teenager is hard! What’s easy though, is for adults to forget just how tough it can be. Kids experience a world of change as they develop. New experiences challenge everything they thought they knew; physical changes create anxiety and sometimes it feels impossible to find confidence and establish a sense of identity.

As a parent, we can feel a sense of helplessness. We all want our kids to build confidence, find healthy habits and discover themselves. Fortunately, there’s a lot you can do to guide your teenager into increased self-confidence.

How Can Parents Increase Their Teen’s Self-Confidence?


Motion Leads to Emotion

Posted: July 09, 2019

Motion Leads to Emotion – Why Martial Arts Programs Will Make Your Kids Happier & Healthier

Is there anything better than seeing your kid happy, laughing, and giggling?

Looking back at you with a pure joy in their eyes?


A Little Primer on Manners

Posted: June 18, 2019

As parents, we start teaching our toddlers to say “please” and “thank you” very early on. 

Once they begin at Popkin-Brogna,they learn more about showing respect toward their peers and adults.  


Science Says Healthy, Active Kids Get Better Grades

Posted: June 18, 2019

All parents want their kids to live active and healthy lifestyles – but in the age of streaming services, smartphones and a seemingly infinite number of time-wasting apps, getting children up and moving is a whole lot easier said than done.

That’s why more kids than ever are slipping into sedentary lifestyles, and it’s wreaking havoc on their health.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), we are in the midst of an irrefutable global obesity crisis – and it’s hitting children particularly hard. More than 41 million children under the age of five are now classed as overweight or obese, and this can go on to cause a lot of serious health problems later in life.


How martial arts classes can build a child’s brain

Posted: June 18, 2019

How Our Kids Martial Arts Classes Trigger the Release of Oxytocin

Every single one of our brains secretes a plethora of hormones and natural chemicals to keep your body regulated and safe on a daily basis. Aside from the more pressing chemicals, your brain is responsible for the release of Oxytocin – otherwise known as the ‘love molecule.’ This natural chemical does more than you could ever imagine, which is why it’s so important to understand its triggers and release into your body.

What is Oxytocin?


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