Improving Your Child’s Conduct at School Through Judo
At Pedro’s Judo Center, there is strong emphasis and training on becoming a leader both on and off the mat. Some kids have a tendency to engage in outbursts during class or simply don’t listen to their teachers. This affects grades and parents’ peace of mind.
Doing judo can help children behave better at school by practicing the skill of focus.
One of the core tenets of judo is focus. Kids who do judo must pay attention to learn and focus on the instructors as they demonstrate moves and proper form. They also learn to wait their turn when it’s time to hit the mat.
A lot of times, kids misbehave in school because they’re not interested in what they’re doing. Sometimes, it’s because they simply haven’t learned how to focus. Teaching focus can be a hard thing for parents to do – not because they don’t want to, but because they have a lot of other things to do.
In judo classes, kids learn focus as they have fun and exercise. If they want to execute a technique properly, they need to pay attention to the instructor and focus. Focus helps elicit success – and so kids learn to value focus as a skill.
Once children see that focusing on a task makes it easier to learn, they bring that lesson into the classroom. It won’t matter whether they’re studying social studies or math. They know how to focus, and so they do.
Kids who learn to focus will focus better at home, too. That means children may do a better job of remembering chores, doing homework, and behaving respectfully both in public and in private.