This month, our weekly lessons will cover ‘focus.’ There are so many areas in our lives where we need focus. Sometimes, we need to focus on someone else, such as our children, even though we need to focus on things for ourselves, too.
It’s important to focus on our children’s needs and the development of their minds and bodies by helping them in school, raising them to be independent responsible adults, or helping them practice their martial arts. Physical activity and eating healthy also helps us focus.
What can parents and caregivers do to help their children develop good manners?
How Can You Help?
Check out this video of some of our younger students receiting their 3 Rules of Concentration which we work on in class!
• Help your children focus on completing a project instead of jumping from one thing to the next.
• Set boundaries for your children to help them
develop discipline, which will help with their focus.
• Help your children understand adjustment and change. Routine is what we are comfortable with, but many times, we need to do something different than what we are used to doing. Helping your
children understand this will help them be
• As a parent or guardian, focus on what makes your children happy and what interests them. Help them develop passion for the things they do well and enjoy. If they are interested in computer games, help them develop additional computer skills. If they love roller coasters, help them see that becoming an engineer will give them the skills to design roller coasters. If they love to write, encourage them to keep a journal. Help them focus on what they love to do.