Humility, week 3

During our lessons this week, we will talk about how Humility helps us to deal with our mistakes in positive, constructive ways.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “Humility leads to strength and not to weakness.  It is the highest form of self-respect to admit mistakes and to make amends for them.”…

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Humility, week 2

During our lessons this week, we will talk about the importance of learning from our mistakes as part of understanding Humility.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “The wise person possesses humility.  He knows that his small island of knowledge is surrounded by a vast sea of the unknown.” — Harold C….

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Parent Letter and Kid Kick Study Guide on Humility for October 2017

Our in-class discussion topic for October 2017 will be Humility.  We will send out emails and post our in-class discussion lessons every week during October.  Please follow the links below to download your Parent Letter and Kid Kick Skill Sheet. Parent Letter:  Humility Parent Letter October 2017 Kid Kick Skill Sheet:  Kid Kick Humility October…

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Humility, week 1

During our lessons this week, we will start exploring the meaning of Humility, using our achievement stripe test to illustrate the contributions others make to our accomplishments.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “There’s no telling how far a person can go if he’s willing to let other people take the credit.”…

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Courtesy, week 4

During our lessons this week, we will talk about the importance of making time for Courtesy in our relationships with other people.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “Life is not so short but that there is always time for courtesy.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson (Essayist, Poet, Lecturer) The one thing that…

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Courtesy, week 3

During our lessons this week, we will talk about the importance of expressing our gratitude to others as a form of Courtesy.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy.”  Jacques Maritain (philosopher, teacher, author, ambassador of France to the Vatican) Gratitude is being able to…

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Courtesy, week 2

During our lessons this week, we will talk about the role of Courtesy in giving and receiving constructive criticism.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “Every human being is entitled to courtesy and consideration.  Constructive criticism is not only to be expected, but sought.” — Margaret Chase-Smith (U.S. Senator from Maine) Many…

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Courtesy, week 1

During our lessons this week, we will talk about the importance of using basic Courtesy when speaking to others.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “No-one has ever been offended by someone with good manners and courteous behavior.” — Vikrant Parsai (English teacher and author) When we say something that hurts another…

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Parent Letter and Skill Sheet for September 2017: Courtesy

Our in-class discussion topic for September 2017 will be Courtesy — the first Tenet of Taekwondo. Please follow the links below to download your Parent Letter and Kid Kick Study Guide for September.  These will both give you further information about our discussion of Courtesy during this month, as will our weekly emails. Parent Letter: …

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Motivation, week 4

During our lessons this week, we will be talking about three ways to keep our Motivation strong and focused.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better.” — Pat Riley (NBA player and head coach) Keeping our motivation strong and focused is every…

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