“She Has Such An Attitude!”
It is very easy to let our emotions define a child.
Because we are in a hurry, a child stating their desires suddenly turns into a battle of wills. We are not in the best state of mind, are focused on other things, and before we even realize it, those words slip out…
“Why are you so difficult?”
We have just told that child what we think of them.
But if we step back, take a breath, and examine WHY a child is presenting a particular behavior, we can often see hidden strengths that simply need to be nurtured in ways that will help them keep their power while perhaps finding a better way to express it.
We call this mindset shift the “Strength Switch.”
Her attitude is not willful disobedience or defiance; it is strength, expression, determination, passion, or any one of many other traits that we can associate with leadership or success.
Our goal should not be to break these character traits, but to teach children how to harness them… and to teach ourselves how to slow down so we can see just how incredible our kids are, even when the world is screaming at us to hurry.
If you need help with this, click the link below to join our free parents’ group, where you can ask questions and get answers from the SKILLZ team and other experienced parents in the community.
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SKILLZ is a revolutionary concept in age-specific child development training that uses martial arts as a tool to teach powerful skills based on neuroscience, child psychology, education, and exercise physiology. At our Patchogue child development center, we use developmentally appropriate techniques and symbolism from various martial arts styles to give kids a headstart on success.
By providing a fun and engaging atmosphere in which lessons are taught the way kids learn, we can create strong mentoring relationships that allow us to convey powerful lessons that extend to all areas of each child’s life.
Kids in our SKILLZ programs learn age-specific skills that focus on four main areas of development: Physical, Intellectual, Emotional, and Social development. We refer to this integrated learning model as the PIES method.
Classes are all age-specific:
Mini SKILLZ is a mommy & me style class for toddlers 18-36 months and their guardians. (https://skillzofpatchogue.com/program/mini-skillz/)
Early SKILLZ was designed from the ground up with the needs and abilities of preschoolers 3 to 4 years of age in mind. (https://skillzofpatchogue.com/program/early-skillz/)
Basic SKILLZ is perfect for kids ages 5 to 6. (https://skillzofpatchogue.com/program/basic-skillz/)
Core SKILLZ kids are all between the ages of 7 and 9. (https://skillzofpatchogue.com/program/core-skillz/)
Extreme SKILLZ is designed for tweens and teens who are 10 to 14 years old. (https://skillzofpatchogue.com/program/extreme-skillz/)
Elite SKILLZ is a more advanced training program for teens that focuses a bit more on martial arts but which still leverages powerful personal development concepts.
STORM Team is a leadership academy for kids 9 and up who are interested in community, sports, or educational leadership activities. (https://skillzofpatchogue.com/program/leadership-academy/)
For more information on SKILLZ of Patchogue:
Website — https://www.SkillzOfPatchogue.com/
Blog — https://www.SkillzOfPatchogue.com/blog
Facebook — https://www.Facebook.com/4GKSkillz
Instagram — https://www.Instagram.com/skillzofpatchogue
For info on our Adult Martial Arts programs, check out 4GK Martial Arts at https://www.NotKarate.com