Going back to school can be tough. After being on summer vacation, we may have gotten used to schedules that are less busy than the ones we have during the school year. Going to the pool, hanging out with our friends, traveling to neat places with our families (like we do for our "Where Do You Kuk Sool?" contest every year) -- these are all wonderful and important things, but if we don’t keep learning, then we’ll never create opportunities for ourselves to be successful.
Part of being successful is being able to have the time and means to go to the pool, see our friends and family, travel to new places, and all the other things you would like to do with your life. We put together some tips for our kids to help ease the transition of going back to school. Check them out with your family to help set you up for success and your best year ever!
Set-up a homework plan with your parents. A fun way to do this is to make a homework chart with them. You can decorate it however you like, and mark your progress each day with stickers -- who doesn’t like stickers? Check out our tips for creating good homework habits.
A great time to talk to your family about your day is over dinner. Try asking them to share about their days after you share with them about yours. This is a wonderful way for you to stay connected to your family, no matter how busy the day gets.
Whether it’s martial arts, running, swimming, or dancing...whatever it is that you enjoy and gets your body moving, be sure to do it everyday for at least 30 minutes. Getting exercise regularly not only keeps your body, heart, and mind healthy -- it makes us feel good and helps us to sleep better, too!
Our goal here at Kuk Sool Won Family Martial Arts is to help you be more successful -- not just in Martial Arts -- but at home and in school. Remember, consistency is key!
If you start feeling like there is just not enough time in the day, please your parents and instructors know as soon as possible so we can discuss modifying your training schedule. We want to make sure you have the best experience and make sure you are receiving all the benefits of your martial arts training.