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How martial arts classes can build a child’s brain

Posted: May 21, 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?


Science Says Healthy, Active Kids Get Better Grades

Posted: May 21, 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.


Do you speak to or WITH your children?

Posted: May 16, 2019

Communication  - How to effectively talk with a child…

Most of us that are over 35 were all spoken “to” by our parents, but is there a better way?

As an educator, all the research I have seen points towards speaking with a child the positive, not the negative.


Three great tips to develop better communication skills in your child.

Posted: May 16, 2019

Let’s face it, kids today text while sitting next to each other…

Their communication skills are lacking, and if we don’t help them develop the skills to communicate, there could be serious consequences in school, future jobs, or their personal lives.

Here are three quick tips to help them develop better communication…


A Little Primer on Manners

Posted: May 16, 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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