Yearly Archives: 2016

The Giving Spirit

The true meaning of the holidays can sometimes get away from us. While it’s fun to open gifts and attend parties, it’s also important to teach our children the gift of giving. Giving should be done whenever possible, not just

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Posted in Courtesy

Getting Through the Daylight Savings Hangover

That time is almost upon us again – Daylight Savings is ending (unless you live in Arizona or parts of Indiana, lucky ducks!). It ends on November 6th to be exact and can have you feeling sluggish and out of

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Posted in Health & Wellness

Preparing For Sick Season

Fall means outdoor allergies, colds and the beginning of flu season. It also doesn’t help that kids are back in school spreading their germs in the classroom, on the playground and on the buses. So how do you help prevent

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Surviving the Schedule Overload

Now that school is back in session and the holidays are around the corner, you’re probably feeling the pressure of supporting every school booster, fundraiser and volunteer opportunity for your child. As a parent, it’s overwhelming. Especially since we’re usually

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Posted in Perseverance, Uncategorized

How to (Try) to Stop Sibling Rivalry

If you have more than one child (or you have siblings), you know all too well the struggle of sibling warfare. While it is normal and may seem harmless at first, it can easily get out of control and can

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Posted in Integrity, Self-Control

Three Ways to Succeed in an Instant Gratification World

We’ve all heard and read about our instant gratification society. As parents, we see it every day in our children. The Llama Llama children’s books are a series that talks (in a humorous way) about a llama who wants thing

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Posted in Indomitable Spirit, Perseverance

Back to School. Back to Routine.

It’s that time of year when we all reset our schedules and get back to our routine. Summer is a great time to relax, which often leads to less rules and falling out of good habits. The start of a

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Posted in Health & Wellness

Learning Right From Wrong

Before bed, do you brush your teeth or just go to the sink and turn on the water while pretending to brush them? When eating dinner, do you eat your vegetables or feed them to the dog when no one

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Posted in Integrity

Teaching Responsibility

As a parent, you’ve probably heard the phrase, “But it wasn’t my fault,” or some version of this many times over from your child. Children are exceptional at passing blame to others (and creative, too!) and pleading the fifth when

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Posted in Integrity, Self-Control

Farrell’s Martial Arts Takes on Taekwondo Nationals in Richmond

Our Farrell’s Martial Arts Taekwondo competition team attended and competed at the USA Taekwondo National Championships from July 4 – 10 in Richmond, Virginia. In total we had nine students attend this event from both our Beaverdale and Waukee locations.

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Posted in Indomitable Spirit, News & Events