September Character Development Theme: Perseverance

Dear parents and/or guardians…

PERSEVERANCE MEANS NOT QUITTING EVEN WHEN THINGS GET ROUGH.

This month we are learning about the power of perseverance: not giving up in the face of difficulty. This is a critical skill for them to develop now, since as they age, they will face greater and greater challenges, sometimes where giving up is not an option. We practice perseverance in class daily when students must work to learn new skills.

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

  • Encourage your students to continue their martial arts training, as well as any other hobbies they are seriously involved in.
  • Help them practice their martial arts at home.
  • Find positive role models within their areas of interest. There are many inspiring historical and present-day figures who have from-failure-to success stories (Bill Gates, Halle Berry, Oprah Winfrey, and Abraham Lincoln, to name a few).
  • Use positive affirmations, like, “I know this is difficult, but I know you can do it!” Reinforce that you have confidence in them and encourage them to have self-confidence as well.

 

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