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A Choice - to be bullied, or not? Do parents get to choose?

Posted: October 05, 2019

I just finished reading this article -,

in which a LCSW(Licensed Clinical Social Worker) clearly outlines the possbie side effects of being bullied.

Some of the short term issues that might be encountered are:

Honesty - The First Key to an Abundant Life

Posted: October 03, 2019

Honesty, the First Key to an Abundant Life

For September and October, we are practicing the Leadership Life Skill Honesty at our dojo.  Honesty is recognizing, accepting, and expressing the truth at all times. 

At Popkin-Brogna- Honesty is “the first step to an abundant life,” which means listening to your inner-self, having the courage to confront the consequences of your actions, and taking responsibility for your actions, positive or negative. 

October is Bullying Awareness Month !

Posted: October 02, 2019

Well, here we are one month into school, and I bet 20% of you or more have already heard of or been personally involved with a bullying situation.

Either, your child is/was being bullied, or equally as bad, your child IS the bully.

Bottom line here, the solutions are simple to discuss, but hard to impliment.

Is your child shy?

Posted: September 27, 2019

Parent's, have you dealt with this?

You are in a public place and you ask your child to say hello to someone, a friend, etc.

They grab on to your leg and hide.  Many parents are embarrassed, some just ignore it.

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! 

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