Respecting Each Other’s Differences – Parent to Child
We all want our children to grow into independant, capable adults.
as they start to grow and begin to have different ideas and opinions of the world than you do, clashes can occur. As parents we need to understand that this is an inevitable part of growing up and we want to teach our children that having different opinions doesn’t mean you can’t have mutual respect. You don’t have to always agree with with your budding young adult and they won’t always agree with you. Focus on the level of respect in the conversation, not the difference of opinions.
They Still to Follow Rules
Now, that is not to say that they don’t follow the rules of the household. It is after all, your house. But, politics, religion, social situations; these are areas they will begin to explore their own beliefs about. If we teach them that discussions can be had with respect and that sometimes we can agree to disagree, this will help them as they go into the outside world and have conversations with others. Wouldn’t you rather be able to talk to them about these important issues together instead of them going to someone else? Work together, respect each other, and as difficult as it may be, let them grow into the person they were meant to be. All the while knowing you are there to support them and love them along the way. Master Mom – Amanda Olson
From the Olson Family
We would first like to say, “Welcome!” It is our goal to provide the best martial arts training in a safe and encouraging environment. As a family we have devoted our lives to not only training the physical aspects of martial arts to thousands of people but the mental and emotional aspects, as well. Our goal is to help each student achieve Black Belt and Beyond. The reason for this is that we know from over 40 years of experience teaching martial arts that when a student experiences the awarding of a Black Belt, they soar with confidence.
What it Takes to become a Martial Arts Black Belt
It takes commitment, perseverance, goal setting and a strong work ethic to earn that belt. Even at a young age people know that a black belt in martial arts means something important. It shows you don’t quit; you don’t give up. That you have what it takes! Once you’ve done that, you know you can do anything you set your mind to: like getting into a great college, starting a career, making the team, anything you want. We love to hear the success stories of our students after they have gone off to college and started lives and families of their own. However, we are not surprised by their success. We already know they have what it takes to live their dream.
Another goal we have as a family is to support families and help reinforce the qualities of character you desire for your child to have. Our proven character development and leadership program includes lessons from making eye contact to handling conflict. Also, speaking up and showing confidence ,as well as, standing strong for what you believe is right. Our desire is to train black belts who are not only highly skilled in the art of self-defense but who are kind, compassionate, confident citizens of our communities. People who have a strong work ethic and will show “Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self-Control and Respect”, everywhere they go.
Let us Partner with You!
Because of this, we want to partner with you, the parents and families, in helping give your child a strong foundation in values, to be able to stand up for themselves and others, to make good choices, and to live a healthy lifestyle. Please don’t hesitate to speak with us if there is ever a point where we can help with question or concerns from motivation to troubles with bullying. We are committed to helping each of our students live a happier, safer and more confident life.
Sincerely, Amanda, Keith and Katie https://olsonsma.com