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Summertime Parenting Tips

Posted: July 22, 2019

Summertime Parenting Tips

By now summer is in full swing and we hope that everyone is taking advantage of our summer training special here at Bronx Jiu-Jitsu! If you are looking for something to keep your child occupied this summer, that's FUN, where they can make friends and also learn self-defense; feel free to give us a call and ask about our Kids Martial Arts Program. 


We want to offer a few tips on how to keep boredom at bay this summer! These are simple tips that you can implement NOW, and will help set your child up for success.

Communicate the plan
Every evening, take a few spare minutes and review the “plan” for the next day. A little bit of structure will go a long way and will also help everything go smoothly. If possible, try to include 45min-1hr of physical activity doing things such as swimming, biking or practicing your jiu-jitsu!

Work together to develop effective summertime habits
Many parents will set boundaries and limitations for their kids which is great, but if you include your kids in the process they will better understand the “how” and “why”. This will help them better understand why certain things are limited and also help them find ways to keep themselves entertained. Talk with your child and determine how much electronics time per day & week are appropriate. Then work together to come up with a list of activities they enjoy!

Be a good role model
Get outdoors and show them how much fun it is to be active! Children will often make better choices when their role models are doing the same, do so and they will be more willing to give it a try! This can be as easy as having them teach you how to play a game! You can even take it to the next level and have them teach you a few jiu-jitsu moves!

We hope that this has given you a few ideas to use when tackling summer boredom! We hope you are enjoying your summer and can’t wait to see everyone back on the mat!

If you are looking for a fun activity for your child this summer, click HERE to grab our summer special!


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