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10 Anti-Bullying Tactics That Work

Posted: October 23, 2022

Your kids are going back to school and you’re ready for the best year ever, but you know the statistics; 17% of students are bullied, more than once a month. And it doesn’t really matter how old you are, where you go to school, what color you are, or where you live, bullies are everywhere. So it’s time to be smart and help your kids learn the tools and tactics that work to prevent bullying. 

Bullying can be physical, verbal, or the cyber version. Thankfully there are some tools you can help your kids put into place to avoid, prevent and cope with bullying, in all its forms. Here are ten things you can teach your kids to do when they’re being bullied.


7 Steps To Avoid Back To School Stress In 2022

Posted: August 02, 2022

Even in the best circumstances, back-to-school time can be stressful for kids and families. The good news is that there are steps we can take to help minimize that stress and send our kids back-to-school with confidence! 

Don’t let normal back-to-school stress turn into lasting fear or long term 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. 


5 Summer Safety Strategies That Every Kid (& Parent) Should Know

Posted: July 04, 2022

Summer brings longer days and lots of free time for your kids (and less for parents).

Unfortunately during the summer break children are also more prone to peer pressure as well as being more vulnerable to fall victims to predators.

We want our children to put down the iPad and go outside and play, however kids today have to be much more alert than we had to be growing up. Just watching the local news is enough to terrify any parent concerned for their childrens’ safety. These are challenges that every parent faces, but by implementing some simple strategies we can feel much more confident about our children interacting with the real world.


Martial Arts Classes in Osage Beach & Jefferson City: How to Choose a Martial Arts School for Your Child Part 2

Posted: September 21, 2021

Talk to Instructors, are they qualified?

It's important to know the qualifications of the instructors at a martial arts school. Ask about their training and find out if they are certified. People who want to teach martial arts may be personal trainers who are certified as martial arts instructors, or they may have certification from associations within their sport. For instance, a good martial arts instructor may have a certification from an organization like the American Taekwondo Association. Instructors teaching karate for kids should also be certified in first-aid and CPR in case a child is injured during class.

If you’re interested in having your child participate in competitions, you need to verify any certifications or licenses required by state law. In MO, amateur competitive matches must be sanctioned and supervised by an amateur sanctioning organization for matches involving martial arts forms that include blows or strikes to the head. At Family Force Martial Arts, our students compete in the Tournaments, that begin with district / regional tournaments and continue on until World Championships where finalists from all over the world compete in one of the largest Martial Arts tournaments in the world.


5 Awesome Tips to Increase Your Teenager’s Self-Confidence

Posted: June 04, 2021

Here’s a fact that’s pretty much beyond debate: being a teenager is hard! What’s easy though, is for adults to forget just how tough it can be. Kids experience a world of change as they develop. New experiences challenge everything they thought they knew; physical changes create anxiety and sometimes it feels impossible to find confidence and establish a sense of identity.

As a parent, we can feel a sense of helplessness. We all want our kids to build confidence, find healthy habits and discover themselves. Fortunately, there’s a lot you can do to guide your teenager into increased self-confidence.

How Can Parents Increase Their Teen’s Self-Confidence?


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