4 Signs you have found the right sports program for your child
4 Signs You’ve Found the Right Sports Program for Your Children
Every parent knows the struggles of raising young children – they watch your every move. It can be hard to keep them excited, entertained, and disciplined all at the same time, while also providing you with some moments of respite amid the screaming, running, and kicking on a daily basis.
You have probably gone through multiple after school programs, sports programs, and other options that promise physical and mental benefits for your kids. However, as you know, it’s not so easy. Finding the right program that supports your individual child, their wants and needs, and their goals can be challenging.
So how do you know when you’ve found the right kid’s program? Here are 4 signs you are exactly where you need to be:
- Your Kid is Exhibiting Self-Confidence and Empowerment:
School can be tough on kids, especially quieter and more introverted children. If you notice that your kid’s sports program is providing them with self-confidence to make decisions and follow through with those decisions, then that’s a sign your child is gaining self-empowerment skills at their new activity. Sports like martial arts are notorious for providing this kind of confidence every time a child advances to a new belt, breaks a board, or accomplishes a physical milestone.
As they achieve this goal, their brain releases a small amount of dopamine, which acts as a rewards system. It encourages them to keep feeling confident and follow their dreams.
- Your Kid is More Social:
As we mentioned, not every child is naturally social. It can be a hard schooling career for children that struggle to make friends and start conversations. The right after-school program will provide your child with new friends and the ability to converse with these friends. Something like martial arts is a commonality that will bring them together.
- Your Kid Exhibits the “Yes I Can” Attitude:
If you notice your child is starting to say “yes” more than “no” to new and unknown situations, then that’s a sign they are experiencing tremendous personal growth in their martial arts program. The world is hard enough today, and will continue to try and bring your children down. They need to be their own #1 fan, which starts with the confidence to say “yes I can” every single day.
- Your Kid is Experiencing Less Bullying:
It’s no secret that bullying is a massive problem in schools today, especially due to technology and the ability to cyber-bully. There’s one trait that forces a bully to back down, no matter what, and that’s confidence. If your child walks the halls with a newfound self-confidence, they are no longer going to be a target of bullying. You won’t have to worry about the development of stress, anxiety, and depression right under your nose.
Bay Area Martial Arts
Here at Bay Area Martial Arts, we take special care to work with each and every child, helping them to develop discipline, respect, and most importantly, confidence as they progress through our program. The result? Children that are empowered, motivated, positive, and confident. You want the best for your child – and we want the best for them, too.