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    Perseverance means sticking it out with something and seeing it through until finality, no matter what obstacles might crop up and get in the way. One popular motivational statement that we use at our academy is, when faced with a mountain, go over, go around, underneath, or tunnel through if you have to. We have also, all heard the old saying, where there is a will, there's a way. This is really an accurate statement when you think about it, because perseverance comes from the inner will. Perseverance also means having a drive and determination and never giving up. While everyone would agree that perseverance is an admirable quality when this mental quality needs to be ....

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  • Begin With Gratitude and  Watch the Miracles Flow Your Way

    Begin With Gratitude and Watch the Miracles Flow Your Way

    Learn to be thankful for what you already have, while you pursue all that you want. Is thankfulness a survival skill? Maybe most of you would respond with, "No, thankfulness is not key to survival,” and I would tend to agree with you. Most of us have probably already solved the necessary problems of survival, gone beyond that and are now working to achieve our desires. But let me give you this key phrase, "Learn to be thankful for what you already have, while you pursue all that you want." I believe one of the greatest and perhaps one of the simplest lessons in life we can learn is to be thankful for what we have already received and accomplished. Both the ....

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  • Privileges


    In the Martial Arts Academy, we teach the idea that with strong effort comes the reward. One must sacrifice and work hard toward achievement or reward. The same is true in any aspect of life. Just like when we were kids, our kids want privileges. But privileges are not a "right" to something. We believe it's a good thing to teach our youth that with all privileges come responsibilities. It is the way the Martial Arts works, it is the way life works, and our families work. It is not a "right" it is a privilege to be earned to own a puppy, to have a cellphone, a computer, a car. All privileges have responsibilities. For example, if you have the privilege of using the car, then you are ....

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  • Set Boundaries & Stick to them

    Children like to know where the boundaries are, even sometimes when they complain about them. Boundaries make them feel safe. Your child is going to test the boundaries/rules. If you set realistic boundaries and stick to them, things usually work out pretty well. Don't be too quick to set boundaries to which you cannot or will not adhere. Suggestions and encouragement are a great source of motivation. However, sometimes it's necessary to set clear boundaries, do so, and don't deviate from the boundaries you have set. When I was a kid we used to camp a lot when on vacation. This took teamwork and everybody knew their part. And looking back on it, even though there were hardships ....

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  • Praise in public, but reprimand in private

    Praise in public, but reprimand in private

    There is no better feeling than public recognition from someone we respect. We should be consistently looking for honest opportunities to praise our children openly. Obviously, too much reward and undue praise for hardly anything (should be age-appropriate) is ridiculous. Praise for honest effort and honest accomplishment. Praise proper behavior. Don’t miss an opportunity to let your child know they did a great job. Rewarding them at the moment is a way to encourage a great attitude and excellent effort. Most of us have experienced public humiliation some time in our life. For many people, these memories haunt them forever. Being a parent is not ....

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  • Believe in your child’s potential

    Believe in your child’s potential

    Probably the most important factor that will increase your child’s overall success in life is your own belief that he or she can succeed. This is very powerful. As parents, we need to know and believe that our children have the ability to succeed in Martial Arts or any other area. Then we must act accordingly. If we do this amazing thing it will happen. Here at the Mid-Michigan Academy of Martial Arts we always teach the principle “Whether you think you can or think you can’t – you are right.” Parents have to lead from the top down. We know our kids just like ourselves, have strengths and weaknesses. However, achievement starts with the ....

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  • Safety Tip on 911

    Safety Tip on 911

    Do your children know how and when to call for help? Emergency – Dial 911 – Fire – Police – Medical Some safety tips for children on what to know in case of an emergency:

    Does your child know:
    What is an Emergency?
    How to call 911 for Help?
    To Stay Calm?
    To Listen to the Dispatcher?
    Your First & Last Name?
    Do they know your Address?
    Do they Know your Cell Phone Number or Where to Find it? Just a few reminders hope this helped! ....

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  • Back to School - How to Handle Bullying - Part 1

    Back to School - How to Handle Bullying - Part 1

    These are a few "Back to School" Tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics Web site on Bullying. We will have a Part 2 on "How to Handle Bullying" and watch for our "Back to School Confidence Course" coming Oct. 5, 2019, will be Class 1 BULLYING
    Bullying is when one child picks on another child repeatedly. Bullying can be physical, verbal, or social. It can happen at school, on the playground, on the school bus, in the neighborhood, or over the Internet. When Your Child Is Bullied
    -- Help your child learn how to respond by teaching your child how to:
    1. Look the bully in the eye. 2. Stand tall and stay calm in a difficult ....

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  • Back to School - 10 Steps to Better Grades

    Back to School - 10 Steps to Better Grades

    10 Steps to Helping Your Child Get Better Grades at Scho
    Please enjoy this article and if you have any questions aboutconfidence, discipline, fitness or safety for your child, please call us at (517) 349-5335
    . Here are ten steps to help your child succeed in school this year. Today we will review steps 1 – 5 and finish 6 – 10. 1. Develop a schedule. 2. Don't Overextend. 3. Get plenty of Rest & Eat right. 4. Teach the importance of good Focus and Concentration. 5. Stay stocked with supplies necessary for homework. 6. Make homework a priority. Skipped homework can ....

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  • Join Us For the Best Kids Martial Arts in Lansing

    Join Us For the Best Kids Martial Arts in Lansing

    Welcome To Our New Website! We’re Proud To Serve Lansing with Kids Martial Arts! At Mid-Michigan Academy of Martial Arts, we are working hard to go above and beyond for every person who walks through our doors. And you could be next! We are offering Lansing a hands-on approach to Kids Martial Arts. And you don’t need any prior experience to succeed! Come visit us at Mid-Michigan Academy of Martial Arts and see for yourself what makes us the best Kids Martial Arts facility in town. Just fill out the "Request Information" form on the side of the page and stop in for a visit today! And don't forget to click below to visit us on our social media pages!! ....

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