Part of raising a healthy teenager is making sure that they are surrounded by positive people in a positive environment. We will do almost anything to make sure that our children are not allowed to "be corrupted" by the wrong crowd. But did you know that the most toxic environment your child will ever deal with, is already influencing them more often than you, their martial arts instructors, or even their friends? If you guessed that this toxic environment is in the palm of their hands- you are right- we are talking about social media and smartphones!
Since 2007, suicide rates among teenage girls has doubled, let me say that again- DOUBLED! Boys are no exception to this trend, and have reached the highest levels of self harm in the last 20 years! While this is a multi-faceted issues, many experts agree that the increase and permanency of social media in our children's daily lives plays a big role:
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Top 5 Reasons Star Martial Arts is the BEST Activity for Your 4-6 Year Old
Posted: May 18, 2019
We may be biased, but we believe martial arts benefits people of ALL ages! While the benefits differ in each age group, there’s never a bad time to start martial arts. Below are some benefits to students starting at ages 4-6, fondly known as our Tiny Tiger Program.
Making Your New Year’s Resolutions Stick: 5 Top Tips From The Experts
Posted: January 20, 2019
“New Year, New Me!” It’s a slogan that has become so familiar that it’s almost a cliche this time of year, with a torrent of jokes and memes on social media to drive the point home. Most people fail to keep their resolutions, often giving up completely by the time Summer rolls around. As many as 88% of resolutioners are said to abandon the change they sought in January, with as many as 43% lasting less than one month!
Still, science tells us that the new year is a great time to make positive changes in our lives because we are able to dissociate ourselves from our previous habits and better envision ourselves with new patterns and new beginnings. There is a reason why the new year has been a time of goal-setting and vision-casting ever since the ancient Babylonians, thousands of years ago. And with the vast majority of New Year’s resolutions involving health and fitness, it’s never a better time than NOW to find expert tips for success!