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Grand Master Park and his staff are top notch. The school provides some of the best staff around who build confidence in their/our kids, teach the students the meaning of respect through structured training. Our daughter trained at Parks Tae Kwon Do for years and that great experience will support her endeavors. Thanks Grand Master Park and staff!

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Like many people who start with TKD at a young age, I took a "break" after getting my black belt. A 20 year break. This year, I rekindled my love for this sport when I enrolled at Parks. This time around, I am practicing with my son. Grand Master Parks is right - it is kind of like riding a bike. What is even better than getting back into shape is that I get to share an activity with my son that I have loved since I was his age. Gabe is so excited for TKD and the disciplinary benefits are starting to sink in. Thank you for giving me the chance to share this with my son the way I used to share it with my own father.

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We moved from Wisconsin to Boca about a year and half ago. My son Mikaeel was already doing Taekwondo in Wisconsin. He was able to continue at Park's from same belt rank. After a few months at Park's, he also decided to join the Elite team. Today it was my honor and privilege to see my 7 year old son getting his Sr Red Belt. This weekend was a great experience for us, and a very well organized event for Black Belt testing hosted by Grandmaster Park and his instructors. Best part was the belt ceremony, where Grandmaster honored Moms and had them give the certificates and belts to the kids.

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My mom signed my son up for classes mid September. It started as an investment to help build my son's confidence and disicpline. Besides the ethics side he loved it! He even more enjoyed having an uniform becoming a member. It has been a challenging experience but Parks is a phenominal individual and has made the experience much smoother for him and myself. It was very new for me as well. It's going on 8 months and he is now in red uniform and wears a yellow belt. He has equipment and weapons they utilize and learn in class. This step I can tell is a huge challenge for him. Remembering moves and steps, I am very excited to see him transition. We are from California so this experience is super awesome knowing back home we are limited to these type of sports and activities. I'm proud to be apart of the Park' s Taekwondo Family ��

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Parks Taekwondo has only been a positive experience for my son. He has always been a good kid, but they have taught him not only self defense.... but self-confidence, respect and he's more outgoing. The instructors and masters are excellent! I love this place and highly recommend it.

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What is Self-Discipline?

Self-discipline – also called self-control – is a trait that comprises many aspects. Self-discipline denotes the ability to control one’s emotions and to think rationally, to think before acting, to persevere and endure hardships and obstacles in order to carry out a course of actions, and to delay gratification.

This is the very foundation of being an adult and has a big impact on future happiness. Stanford University did an experiment almost 50 years ago, called the Marshmallow Study.

Kids were offered one marshmallow now, or they could have two if they’d wait for one of the experimenters to run an errand. Years later, the kids who controlled themselves were more positive and self-motivated, going on to better careers and relationships.

Building self-discipline is just a matter of working and refining what’s there, don’t tell yourself that you have no self-discipline, or let your child say that. Instead, work on building it together.

  • Model the behavior you want to see. If you are anxious and out of control, you child will take their cues from you. Parenting is hard, but if you need to center yourself and practice self-discipline just talking to other parents can help, as can taking tips from the pros. Parents are not paragons, but very human people doing a very hard job.
  • Age appropriate is important. A four year old is not on the same developmental as an eight year old, and a twelve year old and a sixteen year old are world apart. Age has to decide how appropriate the consequences and rewards of self-control will be.
  • Kids need structure and playtime at home, too. Your day doesn’t stop when you leave work, and theirs doesn’t stop when they leave school. After school activities can help provide structure and education if your school doesn’t have extracurricular activities that interest your child, and help break the influence of cliques and classmates.
  • Remind kids of the rules in a timely fashion. The younger the child, the more they are going to need reminding. If you’re going to the grocery store with your five year old, talk about the rules for going. However, check the nagging – nagging causes kids to listen less.
  • Reward tangibly. Are you telling them that school is their job? Well, job has rules. You show up on time, complete your work in a way that justifies your pay, and then you collect your pay.
  • When you see something, say something. Do no let aggressive behavior or acting out slide, but provide consistent discipline, including a discussion about the behavior and why it is not acceptable.

Self-discipline leads to self-confidence. On “Adventure Time Theater” Jake the Dog said very wisely, “Sucking at something is the first step to being sorta good at something.” Having the Self-discipline to learn something, even if you’re not very good when you start at it, can lead to self-confidence as skill increases. That goes for everything you learn in life from walking, to math, to cooking, to driving, and even to parenting.

Source: Parents Minibook – Building Your Child’s Self-Discipline and Self-Confidence.
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