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  • The Secret to Communicating with Your Adult Children

    The Secret to Communicating with Your Adult Children

    You love your adult children and want to have a close relationship with them. However, things sometimes turn out differently than you planned. Family communications can be tricky. It’s easy to fall into old patterns that become reinforced over many years. It’s difficult to remember that the baby you raised now has a career and children of their own. Transforming the way in which you talk with each other can help you to strengthen your connection and avoid misunderstandings. Try these secrets for communicating with your adult children. Staying in Touch with Your Adult Children Are Zoom calls enough? Studies show that parents and adult children who interact face to face ....

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  • Studio Kicks Palo Alto Is Back!

    Studio Kicks Palo Alto Is Back!

    Studio Kicks is BACK! We’ve joined forces with Wushu Central Martial Arts Academy in a brand new facility in Midtown Palo Alto, and these classes ROCK! 🚀 In case you didn’t know, Wushu Central is the Bay Area’s highest rated martial arts studio, known for its top-level classes, and we are so excited to be a part of this awesome organization! 🏅 Classes for children ages 2+ and adults! Fun, safe, and clean! Enthusiastic and patient instructors! Over 200 5-star reviews! Free founding members swag bags for our first 100 students! Check out what our students are saying about the new school in the video below! 🎥 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNOgQ-2thjI Our new ....

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  • 10 Best Martial Arts Classes in Palo Alto

    10 Best Martial Arts Classes in Palo Alto

    These classes go far beyond typical Karate lessons in the way they incorporate life skills and personal attention: 1. Tiny Tigers. This class is specially designed for your toddler child age 2 - 3 1/2. Parent participation helps guarantee an comfortable adjustment period at this tender age. 2. Little Heroes. Children ages 3 through 5 love the low student to teacher ratio of this program, positive reinforcement, and the skills they develop. 3. Wushu Kidz. For kids between 5 and 7, the curriculum becomes more challenging with a heavier emphasis on both physical and mental conditioning to build grit and confidence. 4. Future Starz. This class integrates Kung Fu with Life Skills. More ....

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  • Wushu Central Palo Alto Opens June 1

    Wushu Central Palo Alto Opens June 1

    I am excited to announce that Wushu Central Martial Arts Academy is opening a new location in Palo Alto! Wushu Central Palo Alto will open its doors to the public on June 1, 2021 in a gorgeous 5250 square foot space at 2741 Middlefield Rd. Suite A. This additional location will make our success programs accessible to more people and allow our team to impact more lives. Coinciding with our expansion, the Wushu studio known as Richard Branden's Studio Kicks has decided to merge with Wushu Central, and their students will be joining us in our new location. Studio Kicks has close to 20 years of history in Palo Alto, is highly regarded in the community, and we are honored to have ....

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  • Encouraging Your Child’s Creativity

    Encouraging Your Child’s Creativity

    A Parent’s Guide to Encouraging Your Child’s Creativity It’s natural for children to be creative, but they need a supportive environment to keep that spark alight. As a parent, you can help your child to appreciate art and express themselves. Each of us can be creative, and it’s a skill that can be developed. Innovation and originality extend beyond galleries and museums. These are qualities that can be applied throughout our personal and professional lives. Share the joy of creativity with your family. Learn more about how to help your child use their imagination. Benefits of Encouraging Your Child’s Creativity: 1. Build confidence. Fear of ....

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  • How to Help Your Child Deal With Anxiety

    How to Help Your Child Deal With Anxiety

    How to Help Your Child Deal With Anxiety The world can be a scary place, and many children have good reason to worry. However, many children worry much more than is reasonable for the situation. Anxiety isn’t always a bad thing. A person should be worried if they’re in a dangerous situation, for example. Anxiety is protective, but too much or inappropriate anxiety isn’t healthy. Use these strategies to help your child overcome their anxiety: 1. Be supportive and patient. It can be frustrating when your child is constantly worried about things that seem meaningless or silly. However, the anxiety they feel is just as real to them as your anxieties are to ....

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  • Overcoming Mommy Guilt

    Overcoming Mommy Guilt

    Hosted by Wushu Central on March 23, 2021 Camille Flemate, licensed Physicians Assistant and Health & Wellness Coach, shared her wisdom on how moms can take care of themselves while still being a great parent: Join her free group at https://forms.gle/oKHFbMjfpJwFDEGRA ....

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  • The Power of Yet: Developing a Mindset for Success

    The Power of Yet: Developing a Mindset for Success

    Goal setting is a characteristic that significantly links an individual to their future success. Having the right mindset is crucial and encourages our behaviors as we encounter different challenges. Since our mindset incorporates our own beliefs about skills and abilities that we possess, we must have a growth mindset and teach children the power of this as well. Simple yet effective tactics can be implemented to help children become more confident, resilient, and persistent in their drive to reach goals. Carol Dweck, a psychologist, developed the theory of the fixed and growth mindsets in her book “Mindset: The New Psychology of Success.” She explains a fixed mindset is one ....

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  • Nature and Nurture: Influencing Genes for Success

    Nature and Nurture: Influencing Genes for Success

    Is it nature, is it nurture? That is the question. This age-old debate, in the world of psychology, has been a source of controversy for decades. At some point, all parents have toyed with thoughts of which one has most influenced their child concerning personality traits, abilities, etc. And while different psychology fields have distinct beliefs, studies have shown that this debate falls along with more of a continuum, with both views interacting. With this knowledge, we can engage children in programs that will nurture the expression of traits that will lead to success and happiness. In the nature versus nurture debate, nativists believe that all our physical and personality traits are ....

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  • Rapid Resets: Quick Ways to Calm an Emotional Flood

    Rapid Resets: Quick Ways to Calm an Emotional Flood

    As we know, children can lose control of their emotions for various reasons, and the behaviors we witness are generally unplanned. And since anxiety can look like defiance, adults often respond in counterproductive ways. When children are stressed, the amygdala, in the downstairs brain, is triggered, and the “fight or flight” response takes over. This hijacking of the brain makes it hard for children to be reached through conversation resulting in a disruption in the current environment. Implementing rapid resets can calm children and get their brains back “online.” When children are out of the zone, and their “lid is flipped,” the sympathetic nervous ....

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