Come and Join in Parents!

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Hey FC Parents,

Many of you have asked me about joining in on the kid’s training classes. Here is a little video clip from a Systema kid’s & family class in the United Kingdom.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3-3hw9CTX0

Come and join in on the classes they are so much fun!

 

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What does back to the basic mean?

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Patience is very important when you are learning martial arts. There will be days when your training is going to be terrible, and other days when your training is going to be great. This is a normal process because your body and your mind are both adapting to the challenges of the drills presented in class. Don’t let any of this get in your way and you will achieve excellent results.

 

When you feel frustrated make a real effort to focus on the basics during those times. This will help you a lot. Just remember that your practice should be consistent and daily if possible, to get the best results.

What does back to the basic mean?

Lots of Breathing, Maintaining Posture, Good Movement and Stay Focused. Plus, don’t be afraid to slowing things down and enjoying the lesson being taught. Even if you cannot do them perfectly yet.

Hope this helps,

emmanuel

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Boredom Makes kids more Motivated

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When our children grow up, we won’t be there every moment of every day. We won’t be able to entertain them or to fill their schedules with educational events. At some point, we have to let go and hope for the best.

That’s why kids need to learn how to motivate themselves. Letting them be bored plays a big role in learning that skill. Boredom gives children practice in making their own decisions and finding ways to be interested in what’s going on around them.

Only boring people get bored. That’s one of the most important life skills a child can learn. When we spend all of our time entertaining our children, they never have to learn how to entertain themselves.

We may think we may always need to be there for them, but there’s actually no link between the amount of time you spend with your kids and how they turn out. They don’t need us to be there every minute. They need to learn how to handle things themselves.

Giving our kids too much attention can create some major problems. Inadvertently, it can teach them that they’re the focus of the world and that everybody’s here to serve them. It can also cause kids to accept an identity developed by their parents, instead of developing their own.

Some interesting food for thought,

emmanuel

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Boredom Improves Psychological Well-being

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Boredom is what gives life meaning. That’s not just a quaint thought. The American Psychological Association shows that when people are bored, they tend to look back on their lives and feel like the things they’ve done are more meaningful. They also start putting more meaning into the next things they see.

It happens because our brains are afraid of inactivity. When we’re not doing anything, to keep us from spending our whole lives staring at the walls, our brains try to make life more interesting. More weight and purpose are given to what we are processing. If we reflect on something when we’re bored, it feels more meaningful, and when we experience something new, it seems more significant.

Being bored is an important part of finding meaning in life. When our kids are bored, it helps them find value in their own experiences and develop their own unique worldview, which makes them psychologically stronger for the future.

Boredom is something we fear, but it’s a major part of our lives. And making our kids handle it head-on just might be one of the best things we can do for them.

Stay tuned for more information about what boredom can do for the kids!

See you at FC,

emmanuel

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Boredom is a Good Thing

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Letting your children be bored can be terrifying the first time you do it, but it’s a lot easier than it seems. They’ll complain at first. Just wait a few minutes and they’ll find something to do on their own. That’s more than just okay, it’s an essential skill they’ll need for the rest of their lives.

Boredom is something we fear, but it’s a major part of our lives. And making our kids handle it head-on just might be one of the best things we can do for them.

 

Boredom improves creativity

The mind doesn’t always go where we want. It likes to wander, especially when we’re trying to get it to keep still. And it’s never more active than when it has nothing to do.

Countless studies have shown that people are more creative when they’re bored – and that’s true for our kids, too. It’s just how the human mind works. When our minds are bored, they start to daydream, and that daydreaming sparks creative thought.

When our kids have nothing to do, they exercise their imaginations and that just might be the most important skill they can develop. The workplace our children are going to enter is changing rapidly, and we don’t have the ability to prepare them for that world. It’s going to take a lot of creativity to adapt.

Stay tuned for more information about what boredom can do for the kids!

emmanuel

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