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  • Routines – Shifting Into A New Normal

    Routines – Shifting Into A New Normal

    The recent closures of schools and businesses are widespread and have led to major disruptions in the daily routines of families. Children are trying to adjust to doing school at home and parents are now trying to balance their new work from home life with their role as teacher to their children. To cope, it’s important for families to implement daily routines that incorporate school and work along with family time and hobbies. Humans are creatures of habit and when our everyday lives are disturbed, we become anxious. For children, this anxiety often leads to behavior problems which can create power struggles and difficulty completing schoolwork. To help ease these challenges, ....

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  • A few extra seconds can make a BIG difference

    A few extra seconds can make a BIG difference

    Hey Parents now more than ever, “A few extra seconds can make a BIG difference.” Take a few extra seconds when responding to poor behavior. This demonstrates compassion, empathy, and self-control on your part. Sometimes all you need to do is think about responding in the most patient manner to help re-direct your child. When it comes to helping your child develop respect, security, and self-esteem, PATIENCE is the most important ingredient. Join us on our WTK Parents page for more information, insights, and support. https://www.facebook.com/groups/801876003509594/ ....

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  • Helping Children Feel Secure in an Uncertain World

    Helping Children Feel Secure in an Uncertain World

    Helping Children Feel Secure in an Uncertain World The news can be full of scary stories and information, especially for children. Our current situation has brought about even more concern for everyone in the world. If adults are feeling panicked, imagine how children must be feeling. And no matter the age, children can be emotionally affected by the news and begin feeling anxious about what they are hearing. For this reason, it’s important for parents to spend time connecting with their children and implementing ways that help them feel secure. And, of course, during this worldwide turmoil, parents may also feel unsure and struggle with what to say to their children. But this is ....

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  • Conflict Resolution

    Conflict Resolution

    Conflict Resolution


    Let’s face it, conflict is hard and is bound to happen no matter what ground rules are put into place. Whether it’s on the playground or right in our own homes, children
    will clash. And while it can create challenging situations, it is a normal event that occurs between children. This is why conflict resolution is an essential life skill for them to learn. In order to help them, though, early instruction is key in making this a standard routine during disagreements with others. Often when children
    are involved in conflict, one of two things happen. Either the parent rushes into save their child or the child goes to an adult ....

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  • At home training planners

    At home training planners

    Hey Parents, Our at-home programs have begun! Our Skillz family has been working hard together to keep us all acitve and I'm glad to be a part of it. Our live classes and planners are on our facebook page but I'll be adding more to our blog page! Check this one out for our 3-4 year olds Here's how it works: 1. Download the planner here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ i04ejdr5m6t28w2/ Lesson%201-%20KICKING.docx? dl=0 2. Follow along with the video tutorial here: https://youtu.be/ 6bsZ6dr9dCc 3. Take a picture or video and post it to our FB group, or email us at karatewhitetiger@gmail.com to get class credit. You will also get entered into our drawing for cool ....

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  • Dojo closed-Virtual classes, fb live classes during Covid-19

    Dojo closed-Virtual classes, fb live classes during Covid-19

    During this crazy time I want to share the love of "We got this"! As a former firefighter, we had to stay calm in the midst of chaos. By keeping a calm head purposeful action could take place :) This is absolutely the time to teach our kids that life will always have stressors. It is how we deal with them that will bring us to a place of greatness or not....Understanding that, as a teacher and mom, my job is to lead our younger generations in how to cope with the stressers in away that is healthy and meaningful. Lesson one...adapt! While our dojo is closed to group classes, we have gone viral! As part of a cutting edge family (Skillz) we have been working together to provide fun ....

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  • Parenting Tip 3: Your level of attention makes a difference

    Parenting Tip 3: Your level of attention makes a difference

    Parenting Tip 3: Your level of attention makes a difference… Get on your child’s eye level & make physical content when talking to them... Watch what happens to their self-discipline! Children build self-respect when they are given respect. They thrive when they feel that level of attention ....

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  • Parenting Tip 2: You cannot spoil your child with too much

    Parenting Tip 2: You cannot spoil your child with too much

    Parenting Tip 2: You cannot spoil your child with too much love and affection… Aim for hourly hugs accompanied by the words ‘I love you.’ Watch what happens to your level of connection with them! Connection increases oxytocin, which suppresses stress and anxiety. Your household will shine brighter :D You got this! Sensei Sharyl Geisert ....

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  • Parenting Tip 1: Let your child take the helm

    Parenting Tip 1: Let your child take the helm

    I want to share some inspiration for all those parents out there, especially those who are going to be spending a lot of extra time with their kids. You got this! Sensei Sharyl Geisert, Master Level, Child Development Expert Parenting Tip 1: Let your child take the helm… Take at least 30-minutes of daily undistracted playtime where your child takes the helm. Watch what happens to their confidence! You’ll learn a lot about your child when you let their personality and creativity shine. The best part is, the more consistent you are with this idea, the more your relationship with your child will blossom. Parents, please share this tip ❤️ ....

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  • Staying ahead of COVID19

    WTK is committed to the health and safety of our members. We are also dedicated to helping our kids understand what is going on so that they can feel safe, even as they learn more about what is going on in the world around them. While we have always cleaned and disinfected daily (at least) with hospital-grade cleaners we have increased our efforts to provide a safe, clean environment for our kids. To assist in our good health we remind parents to wash their hands and childre n's prior to class. We have plenty of soap and paper towels on hand in the bathrooms. Within the dojo, we have hand sanitizer, tissues, and alcohol wipes. Here are some of the precautionary measures we are taking ....

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