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The Crisis of Porcelain Thoroughbreds and How to Stop It!

Posted: January 26, 2018

For years self-esteem was a buzz word in child development. Parents were super concerned about making sure their children grew up with a healthy sense of self-esteem but it back fired. Parents and child development experts realized that just telling kids how great they are didn't really build self-esteem. A term often used for children who have developed this way is "porcelain thoroughbreds." They look tough but the break easy.

We want to make sure our students at ATA Excellence Martial Arts develop real self-esteem so that they can become leaders in their families and communities!

3 tips for helping your children build real self-esteem:


Low-Key Parenting Techniques to Keep Kids Sober

Posted: December 18, 2017

With the threat of substance abuse, it can be tempting to become overly controlling to keep your kids safe; however, aside from being unfeasible and building up resentment over time, this is not a very effective long-term strategy. If your control is all that keeps your kid away from dangers, they will likely fall into them once they are outside of that control. The key is to eliminate any desire your children might have to engage in substance abuse, which requires a firm yet subtle approach.

 

The Causes of Substance Abuse


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