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    Motivating Children to be Winners in Life

    Create the Mood for Motivation

    Last week I shared our school’s technique for motivating
    students to try harder, which we call “Praise, Correct, Praise
    and Challenge.” In this newsletter I want to offer some insight
    into the importance of setting the atmosphere.

    Grand Master Darren Norris, Owner of Five Rings Self Defense in Etowah, NC

    But first, let me ask you a question: When you were a kid, when
    did you ask your parents for money? When they were in a good
    mood, of course! You knew they’d be more receptive and generous
    if they were feeling happy.

    We do the same thing with students, setting a positive
    atmosphere and reaping positive results.

    To do this, we make sure our school is an upbeat place to be.
    I tell my instructors that as leaders in my school, we are in
    the business of creating a mood for learning and being the best.

    Stated very simply, we want to project a positive spirit and set
    the stage to make sure students are inspired to learn.

    As parents, you know that being positive around your children
    will always make them strive to be the best. As we mentioned
    in previous newsletters, students are motivated by praise and

    When students and families walk in the door, we greet one
    another with a bow and a smile. From the moment they step foot
    into the school, they know they will be treated with positive

    Therefore, they do not fear being ridiculed for trying. They do
    not fear failure because they know they will be encouraged to
    keep going even when the going is tough.

    By creating a positive, upbeat mood, we have found that students
    don’t fear trying new things, even if they are difficult. They
    know they are in a positive place.

    Thank you for visiting our page.

    Darren Norris

    P.S. The very best way to see our LIFE LESSON strategies in action
    is for your child or family to experience them directly via our
    TRY US OUT program.

    Hapkido of Hendersonville’s, Five Rings Self Defense
    125 Etowah Center Drive, Etowah, NC 28729
    Ph: 828-388-0635 Call Today!
    of Etowah North Carolina Serving The Brevard, Fletcher, Hendersonville And Horse Shoe North Carolina Community Since 1993

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