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Overcame ADHD and Dyslexia

Posted: April 08, 2019

From an early age we knew our son, Jordan, had problems with his fine motor skills. When Jordan started school he realized that he had other problems such as being able to stay focused on tasks and completing class assignments. Jordan would be punished repeatedly for not finishing his work which was a constant frustration for him. When I asked why he couldn’t get his work done he simply replied, “There is too much noise and I can’t concentrate.” It broke my heart when he told me he wanted to be normal like other children. I expressed my concerns to his teacher and principal regarding Jordan’s emotional state and self-esteem.

In 1998, Jordan was tested and found to have ADHD, Dyslexia and a writing disability even though he had a high IQ. He was put on Ritalin and placed in special education classes in school. This resulted in him to being taunted by other children and called names such as retarded or slow. The special Ed classes did help Jordan but it was Jordan that was his own worst enemy because of his desire to please everyone and be a perfectionist. He would often make himself sick anticipating a test the next morning and needed to be calmed down and reassured.

When Jordan started Middle school the problems got worse. He felt lost and showed signs of being afraid because of the much more hectic schedule. He then started suffering from bad anxiety attacks and on one particular school morning refused to get out of the car. After a school counselor contacted an Intervention program, he was put on an anti depressant drug and was put in the care of a psychologist and psychiatrist for a few months. It wasn’t easy for my husband and me to make the decision to home school Jordan, but we felt like we had to give it a try in order to help our son. It’s been two years and since that day in middle school and I’m proud to say that Jordan isn’t under the care of any doctor other than his medical doctor and doesn’t take any medication for his ADHD or anxiety.


Good Reasons to Keep Your Child Training in the Martial Arts

Posted: March 18, 2019

Good Reasons to Keep Your Child Training in the Martial Arts

By Joseph Galea & Bert Casiano

 


Exercise Trumps Diet for Weight Loss

Posted: March 04, 2019

Exercise Trumps Diet for Weight Loss

Active Monkeys Stay Lean, Sedentary Ones Get Fat -- No Matter What They Eat

 


How Can You Reduce "Cyberspace Risk" To Your Child Or Teen?

Posted: February 18, 2019

How Can You Reduce "Cyberspace Risk" To Your Child Or Teen?

 

1.         There are programs designed to block or filter the materials your computer may call up. These may be purchased at most computer stores, or downloaded through the internet. While providing some help, these programs enjoy limited success. Most service providers do their best to prevent distribution of such materials through their service and some offer password protected programs to open certain categories or "chat boxes." The bottom line is, however, basic parenting skills.


Does fighting make you better at self defense?

Posted: February 13, 2019

Training Fact vs. Reality:

 Many will tell you that the only way to test your skills was to engage in combat with others regularly. What if we told you that was not as true as others who do such would like you to believe. I know you might have a nagging voice i your mind going "Yeah right, that’s the only way to know". Well lets dissect a common self-defense situation and see if you still feel the same at the end of this post!

1. Ok who is likely to attack you? Is it a trained fighter? The answer is most certainly NO! Attackers are usually people with little or no formal training looking to victimize someone they feel will not pose a challenge to them. They have not trained for what to do when someone fights back or is not scared of them.


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