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Noah N. Bershatsky reviewed Karate Edge
5
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My whole family trains there - it's fun, I'm in great shape, have lost 14 lbs, and feel great! Positive atmosphere and very motivating.

Jennifer Lovell reviewed Karate Edge
5
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There are so many helpful staff and instructors. It is a very welcoming school with a warm and inviting atmosphere. Love the open workout times.

Katie Ehnat reviewed Karate Edge
5
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Best place ever. Always greeted with a smile and always encouraged. Would recommend for kids and adults!! Love it!!

Anita Baillie reviewed Karate Edge
5
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This karate school has it all: great classes for the entire family or just for yourself, a fun work hard yet laid back approach, and the most caring and amazing instructors around! Plus, the most fun kick butt kickboxing classes around!

Elina Kostine reviewed Karate Edge
5
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Love this place! All instructors are very passionate and friendly, approachable and respectful to students. Moving up is based on skill and kids work hard to earn their next belt stripe and belt. My son felt welcome from day one because the atmosphere here is so family like. I have seen the kids help each other as well. Recommended to all! You can learn great martial art skills in a fun and friendly environment.

Corine Rigby reviewed Karate Edge
5
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This place is amazing! It is the first time my son has participated in a structured activity without any fear or hesitation. The instructors make everyone feel welcome and a part of the group. They are great with kids and give them a huge self esteem boost! We love Karate Edge.

Teresa Bidewell reviewed Karate Edge
5
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My 7 year old twin grandkids just earned their yellow belts on Saturday. They absolutely love going here. They learn in such a positive way. Karate Edge is the best! From the Sensei to all of the instructors I give you kudos! You are all awesome!

Bekah Lawson reviewed Karate Edge
5
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Absolutely love this place! They are amazing with kids and treat everyone as if you a part of their family!

Meghan Parker reviewed Karate Edge
5
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My best friend loves this school and she invited me to a class and I loved it! The first class I was doing the same thing as everyone else and I was paired with a black belt who was able to teach me the exact way I needed so I could at least keep up!
It was an awesome experience and as soon as my two kiddos are old enough they'll be taking a couple classes a week here =) #bestkarateschool

Dana Lubovich reviewed Karate Edge
5
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My daughter begged us for a karate birthday party and I'm so glad we chose Karate Edge! From our initial planning meeting, to the set-up of the room (Jen did a beautiful job!!), to all of the drills, skills & games during the party...we couldn't have asked for more! All of the instructors were so, so great! They kept the kids moving and laughing with the games, while still managing to teach some karate skills and principles at the same time. We will definitely be looking into classes, and I won't be at all surprised if my daughter asks for a karate party again next year. Thank you, Karate Edge!

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Connection

 

Connection

One of the most important things that you can do as a parent is establish a connection with your child.  In fact, children need connection more than anything else.

Here are a few ways that you can begin to build a great connection with your child:

Daily Interactions:

  1. Make one-on-one connections with your child. Instead of asking a question from across the room, take an extra 15 seconds to walk to your child, get down on their level, maybe tap their shoulder or touch their arm, and ask the question.  Chances are they will engage right away (instead of ignoring you) and answer you because you have made that personal connection.
  2. Connect with your child as many times per day as possible. Every positive connection with your child means fewer disconnected or frustrating moments for both of you.
  3. Begin positive connections when your child is young. The more positive connections you make early on, the better they will respond and communicate as they get older. Over time they will have a strong enough connection with you that you no longer need to be right in front of them for them to answer your question.
  4. Reduce stressful interactions. Good connections reduce stress or cortisol, which is the stress hormone.  If you get upset with your child, it makes them upset, too.  By improving your connections daily, you begin to eliminate some of the obstacles in your communication with them which also eliminates stressful interactions

Boost their Neurotransmitters!

You can “up” your child’s neurotransmitters to build a better parent-child connection, which means improving your relationship with your child by giving them positive reinforcement in a variety of ways that will allow them to thrive, feel happy, and be healthy.

  1. Tell your child about something that is going to happen that is exciting, so they can look forward to it. This improves the neurotransmitter Dopamine which is the anticipation chemical.
  2. Hug your child and let them know they are important. Oxytocin is the chemical that reacts through touching.
  3. Give your child praise for good behavior or a job well done. This improves Serotonin which is about feeling satisfied.
  4. Finally, give your child the chance to run and play or engage in a fun physical activity, especially when they are stressed or feel anxiety. Endorphins are engaged through active movement.

The last key bit of advice is to self-assess.  How connected you think you are with your child right now?  On a scale of 1 to 5 what grade would you give yourself?  Put these tips into action and make a better connection with your child because the more you connect, the better.

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