Apathy in Children: Master Amanda Olson Says it’s a Warning Sign

When your child is apathetic and seems to never to care, it can be a sign that they don't feel in control. That it never matters what they want to do, or where they want to go, or what they have to say. They feel that no one listens to them anyway. Now, every now and then it really doesn't matter. "Where do you want to go for dinner?" and normal response we all often have is "It doesn't matter, you pick." However, when this seems to be the go to statement or when they seem to not care about things that are fun to do, it might be time to sit down and talk. Always pay attention to changes in your child's behaviour. Especially with sleep, diet, social changes and even mood. It's best to not pass this off as a phase but to take time to really check in and make sure everything is okay. 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. Character Development 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! http://askmastermom.com amanda@askmastermom.com 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, Glenn, Amanda, Keith and Katie https://olsonsma.com