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Rochelle Park, NJ / Bergen County, United States
Serving Men, Women, Children and Families in the Communities of the Rochelle Park, Saddle Brook, Maywood, Paramus, Elmwood Park, Fair Lawn, Lodi, Hackensack, Hasbrouck Heights, Wallington, Garfield, River Edge, and surrounding towns with the benefits of Taekwondo, Self Defense, Thai Kickboxing, Submission Grappling, Cage Fitness and Personal Protection.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Stats on TV Viewing Time

Wow! Can You Believe It???
Children & Adolescents Spend 22 to 28 Hours Per Week Watching TV.
That's More Than Any Other Activity (Except Sleeping)
If they keep up this pace they will have watched 7 to 10 years of TV by age 70!

Life is NOT a Spectator Sport!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Simple Strategies for Raising Extraordinary Children: “The 5 Skills of Listening!”

It’s frustrating when our children don’t seem to listen, isn’t it?

And when they don’t pay attention to what you are saying at home, you have to wonder how much they are missing at school!

In my years of teaching Martial Arts, I’ve learned a 5 step approach to teach the skill of listening. You can easily teach these 5 steps to your child.

1.) The Listening Posture: Teach your child that when it’s time to listen they must sit or stand up straight. Shoulders back, lift the chest a little. Chin high. This alone can double listening retention!

2.) Direct Eye Contact is Essential: Insist on it when you are speaking to your child. She will then be able to focus on the words being said.

3.) Repeat the Message Back to the Speaker When Possible: For example, a child might say, “So Mom, You’d like me to clean up my room and feed the cat before I play on the computer?” This lets the speaker know your child has understood.

4.) Ask Questions: Coach your children to ask respectful questions This shows that they are paying attention, and care about what the other person is saying.

5.) Look for More Information: Especially with older children, train them to ask themselves, “How does the speaker feel about what they are saying? Are they Angry? Bored? Interested? Concerned?

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Obesity has risen slightly in the USA over the last 10 years

Obesity in the USA has inched up slightly over the past decade, mainly because of weight gain among men and boys, new government statistics show.

The average body mass index (BMI) of men rose to 28.7 in 2010 up from 27.7 in 2000.

For women the average BMI remained unchanged at about 28.5.

The percentage of obese men increased to 35.5% in 2010, up from 27.5% in 2000. About 35.8% of women were obese in 2010, not a significant change from 2000. Adults are considered obese if they are roughly 30 or more pounds over a healthy weight.

About 16.9% of children and adolescents, ages 2 to 19, were obese in 2010, up 13.9% from 2000. This was mostly because of an increase in the percentage of boys who are obese.

Even though the bulge has "leveled off" isn't this crazy?

Monday, January 16, 2012

Is Your Child Addicted To Video Games?

61% of Kids Play Video Games EVERYDAY!

According to California State University the average Pre-Teen spends 3 Hours Per Day playing video games. The same study concluded that excessive video game play may lead to ADHD.

“The problems with video games is their addictive nature. They make other activities seem boring! Physical Activity, School Work and Family Time Just Can't Compete!”
- Larry Winget, Author of: Your Kids are Your Own Fault