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7 Steps To Avoid Back To School Stress

Posted: August 05, 2019

Don’t let normal back-to-school stress turn into lasting fear or long term damage and anxiety. Here are seven ways to put the joy back into back-to-school time for kids, and their parents!

Questions will come up: “Will I fit in?” “Who will my teacher be?” “What if I can’t understand the lessons?” “Will I be with my friends?” These fears are normal but they can lead to undesirable effects, like a lack of enthusiasm for school that can lead to missing classes, and poor grades. 

These fears can lead to long-term damage and make attending school in the future much more difficult. They can even lead to social anxiety in adulthood. And for the busy parent trying to keep the family on track, it can be overwhelming! 


Respect, it’s not what you know, it’s what you do!

Posted: July 22, 2019

Respect, it’s not what you know, it’s what you do!

Respect is one of the six life skills taught in the Popkin-Brogna Jujitsu Leadership Program.  Like the other life skills, respect is developed and shown in different ways and is comprised of different principles.  But the primary concern, as with most important goals in martial arts and in life, is that to develop and earn respect you have to work at just as consciously as you practice any other important skill.

Respect is not what you know, it’s what you do. It’s nine pillars include trust, caring, courtesy, acceptance, kindness, confidence, listening, loyalty, and adequate communication. 


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.  


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