The Karate Dad – Episode 22

It has been some time since the last Karate Dad episode for a couple of reasons.  First, my studio and life are going through some significant transitions, and we are still trying to get used to a new routine. In addition, Anders and I had an excellent lesson about 2 weeks ago.  He was attentive, focused, andContinue reading “The Karate Dad – Episode 22”

How to Teach Kids Life Skills – Gratitude

Despite the many ups and downs in life, such as the global pandemic, most of us have it pretty good.  If you are reading this post, you likely have internet access, a computer, tablet, or cell phone, and the ability to read.  There are people in many parts of the world that do not have one orContinue reading “How to Teach Kids Life Skills – Gratitude”

The Karate Dad – Episodes 20 and 21

This post has two episodes since both lessons were rather uneventful and frustrating at the same time.  I had to really work hard to figure out a silver lining in each lesson so my assessments may be a bit of a stretch. Episode 20 In this lesson, I decided to take a step back from tryingContinue reading “The Karate Dad – Episodes 20 and 21”

How to Teach Kids Life Skills – Introduction

Teaching kids anything can be a challenge.  Teaching them important life skills such as self-discipline and self-control can be especially challenging.  Over the many years I have worked with kids, I have been able to develop a system for teaching them many of these important life skills.  Over the course of the next 15 posts, I will goContinue reading “How to Teach Kids Life Skills – Introduction”

How to Teach Kids Life Skills – Integrity

In this post I will be going over how to teach kids about integrity.  I started this series of life skills posts with integrity because I feel there is a serious lack of it in the world today.  You routinely see political figures, business leaders, and celebrities demonstrating a severe lack of integrity, usually just to continueContinue reading “How to Teach Kids Life Skills – Integrity”

How to Teach Kids Life Skills – Self-Control

In this post I will be going over how to teach kids about self-control.  Self-control is a difficult skill to acquire.  As babies, we learn quickly that when anything goes wrong, we just need to cry, and someone will help us.  As toddlers, we start learning other communication skills as well as physical coordination.  Not only does crying getContinue reading “How to Teach Kids Life Skills – Self-Control”

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”

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 – 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 – 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”