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10 Tips To Teach Kids Excellence

Having Excellence means producing quality work, having high standards for yourself, and having pride in what you do.

Here are 10 Tips for Teaching Excellence to Your Kids 

According to Vicki Caruana’s book, Giving Your Child the Excellence Edge, parents play an integral part in determining if their children will succeed—not only in school, but in their future careers and relationships.

1. Teach Your Children to Become Quality Producers.

Quality involves taking a competency or skill and improving on it. Teach your kids the importance of doing above what is expected.

For example, at Invincible HQ, we have the 110 philosophy (which is actually embedded into the HQ logo – have a look next time!).

The 110 philosophy is about always going above and beyond what is expected. We want our kids to apply the 110% mindset and give it their all in their training, at school and in life.

When they rise to the occasion and give that extra effort, reward them.

2. Teach Your Children to Become Independent Learners.

Teach your children how to be self-directed and to think for themselves. Encourage them to set goals and monitor their own progress.

Although difficult, allow your children to fail. Let them face the consequences of half-hearted effort or procrastination.

The younger they learn this lesson, the better. The consequences get more intense as they get older.

3. Teach Your Children to Become Creative Thinkers.

According to Caruana, “Creativity is the power of the imagination.” Creative thinkers are able to define and solve a problem by evaluating choices and considering possible outcomes.

Teach your children how to creatively solve problems by having them
1. define the problem
2. evaluate the possible solutions
3. develop a plan of action
4. adjust the plan when necessary

4. Teach Your Children to Become Critical Thinkers.

Discernment and reasoning play a large part in critical thinking. Encourage your children to apply the scientific method to daily problems.

For example, in determining the best way to walk to school, your kids would first state the question, form a hypothesis (i.e. Elm Street to Maple Street is best), test it through experimentation (timing how long that route takes), and then draw conclusions.

5. Teach Your Children to Become Information Managers.

Children need to know how to find, evaluate, store, and use information. There is as much bad information out there as there is good. Our kids need the necessary skills to sift through and retain the correct information.

6. Teach Your Children to Become Cooperative Learners.

Cooperative learners participate in group learning experiences and are helpful to fellow students.

They can negotiate with a balance of assertiveness, consideration, and flexibility. And they show patience with those who do not learn as quickly as they do. Essentially, these students get along well with their fellow classmates.

In your home, be sure to instill this important lesson by teaching and modeling respect for others.

7. Teach Your Children to Become Effective Communicators.

Make sure your children understand the concept of tone and that the way something is said can be just as important as what is said.

A good communicator also focuses on respectful listening. Caruana suggests teaching your kids how to sit still and listen by having them listen to books on tape. Start at 5 minutes a day and gradually work up to 30 minutes per sitting.

8. Teach Your Children to Become Confident Leaders.

Confident leaders know how to listen to the opinions of others, are comfortable in their leadership style, and have a defined vision. Be sure to model good leadership in your home and to always treat others with respect.

9. Teach Your Children to Become Efficient Time Managers.

Help your children create a timeline with goals for completing tasks on time instead of waiting until the last minute. Teach your children the value of being prompt and set consequences if they run late for school. Use your children’s chores to teach them about deadlines.

Make sure your children are also effectively using their free time by engaging in a variety of activities (i.e. reading, practising their kicks) instead of just sitting in front of the television or computer.

10. Teach Your Children to Become Self-Assessors.

Self-assessment skills will help your children know and improve on their weaknesses and build their strengths. They may find journaling helpful in identifying areas in which they struggle.

Have occasional parent/child conferences during the school year to check on their progress and to help your children identify areas needing improvement.

Let us know which one of these you will implement today! 


About Invincible Worldwide

Invincible Worldwide’s mission is to empower people to be physically, mentally and socially extraordinary. Alan La, founder of Invincible Worldwide is an International Sports Karate Association Hall-of-Famed Martial Artist, Best-Selling Author, Speaker and Young Australian of the Year finalist. Together with his team, they provide world-class physical and mindset training programs, seminars and performances for people all over the world. 

 
More specifically, Alan and his team have developed a unique award-winning Invincible Juniors program which fuses martial arts, acrobatics and leadership skills to empower young kids to be physically and mentally prepared for success in life and in school. 

 

For more information about our unique Invincible Juniors Academy, go to: https://www.invincibleworldwide.com/juniors-program-intro

How To Handle Sibling Rivalry

When your kids fight it can drive you completely crazy. And of course when you separate them and they beg to play together again, it makes the whole situation more baffling. It’s almost impossible to figure out who “started” a conflict, and which provocations led to which retaliations. If you take sides, you increase the resentments.
 
So the best approach is to help your kids to learn social skills for handling conflict, which is an important part of their EQ, or Emotional Intelligence Quotient. We can’t expect them to know these skills if we don’t teach them.
 
1. Stay Calm.
Research shows that one of the most important things parents can do to help kids learn to manage their emotions is to stay calm themselves. Kids need to experience their parents as a “holding environment” — a safe harbor in the storm of their turbulent feelings. If you can stay calm and soothe your children, they will eventually learn to stay calm themselves, which is the first step in learning to manage their feelings.
 
2. Don’t take sides or worry about who started the fight.
Treat them the same when you intervene.
 
3. Model civility.
Say “The rule in our house is that we treat each other with kindness and respect. I hear screaming and hurting. That is not respectful, and it isn’t allowed. Can you two work this out now, or do you need time to cool off?”
 
4. Create ground-rules.
If they beg to continue to play, warn them that if you have to intervene again, they will be separated for a “cool-off” period.
 
5. Teach negotiation skills.
Your kids DO want to play together, they just don’t know how to work out conflicts. Your job is to teach them.
 
6. If either child is too upset to work things out at the moment, separate them.
It’s better, if you can, to listen to each child with the other one present. But if one child is too angry and is saying mean things about the other, it is best to separate them temporarily.
 
7. Once everyone is calm, call the kids together.
Help them each express their feelings: “So you were really mad when Jaden wanted to play a different game.” Teach empathy by asking each child how he thinks his sibling felt during the fight. Help them state their feelings and needs, listen to each other, and find a win/win resolution.
 
Over time, your kids will be able to talk and work it out themselves. Ask them to come to you with a description of what happened (“We wanted to play different games”) and a plan for what they will do differently next time (“We will flip a coin” or “We’ll play each game for half an hour.”)

About Invincible Worldwide

Invincible Worldwide’s mission is to empower people to be physically, mentally and socially extraordinary. Alan La, founder of Invincible Worldwide is an International Sports Karate Association Hall-of-Famed Martial Artist, Best-Selling Author, Speaker and Young Australian of the Year finalist. Together with his team, they provide world-class physical and mindset training programs, seminars and performances for people all over the world. 

 
More specifically, Alan and his team have developed a unique award-winning Invincible Juniors program which fuses martial arts, acrobatics and leadership skills to empower young kids to be physically and mentally prepared for success in life and in school. 

 

For more information about our unique Invincible Juniors Academy, go to: https://www.invincibleworldwide.com/juniors-program-intro

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How To Get Your Child To Behave Consistently

From speaking to hundreds of parents, we often hear how kids behave differently in different environments. For example they may be industrious at training, but lazy at home. Or they may be well-behaved at home, but rowdy at school. Or vice versa.

Building strong leadership means that they learn to have strong core values which allows them to be consistent in their identity wherever they are, whether at home, at HQ, in public or at school.

This ensures that they are grounded, and their behaviours are internally influenced, rather than externally influenced.

At Invincible HQ, we have on our walls the words “Building High Quality Humans”. For kids, there are 4 core values that we want them to have in training, at home, in public and at school.

1. STRENGTH:

This means that they are physically fit and healthy. They train hard and push their limits.

2. SKILLS:

This means they work on improving themselves, paying attention to detail and constantly refine their knowledge, techniques, skills and movements, whether it be throwing a kick or being able to do a maths equation.

3. MENTAL TOUGHNESS:

This means they are mentally strong, never give up and are resilient in the face of adversity.

4. WILLINGNESS TO HELP/INSPIRE OTHERS:

This means they have the ability to work with others, help others and be an inspiring role model in society. They have a willingness to do good in the world.

 

To get your child to behave consistently, help them form a strong identity around these 4 core values, where they can apply it any where they go.

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About Invincible Worldwide

Invincible Worldwide’s mission is to empower people to be physically, mentally and socially extraordinary. Alan La, founder of Invincible Worldwide is an International Sports Karate Association Hall-of-Famed Martial Artist, Best-Selling Author, Speaker and Young Australian of the Year finalist. Together with his team, they provide world-class physical and mindset training programs, seminars and performances for people all over the world. 

 
More specifically, Alan and his team have developed a unique award-winning Invincible Juniors program which fuses martial arts, acrobatics and leadership skills to empower young kids to be physically and mentally prepared for success in life and in school. 

 

For more information about our unique Invincible Juniors Academy, go to: https://www.invincibleworldwide.com/juniors-program-intro

How To Develop Your Child’s Self-Worth

Does your child need more self-confidence? Does he/she have a strong foundation for building self-worth?

Below, I will show you 3 powerful ways to build a strong foundation for your child’s self-worth.

 

Kids who lack self-worth often:
– Lack pride in what they do
– Have a lower standard in their work and actions
– Are not mentally engaged or motivated

 

Psychologist and author, Dr Joyce Brothers says that a “strong, positive self-image is the best possible preparation for life.”

A strong positive self-image leads to strong self-worth. Children who have a strong self-worth:

– Have more self-confidence

– Are not easily influenced by other’s opinions

– Take pride in themselves and what they do

 

At Invincible HQ, we actively focus on building each child’s self-confidence and self-worth in an individual way, as opposed to doing it as a group. Most team sports fail to build the same sense of independence and self-achievement.

Some of the unique things that we do to develop your child’s self-worth include, genuine praises, athlete highlights, celebrating goal achievements, leadership awards, special Level-UP invitation letters, and even birthday surprises. These make the child feel extra special and worthy.

 

Here are 3 powerful ways you can do every day at home to help build a strong foundation for your child’s self-worth:

 

1. Look Good, Feel Good:
Teach your child to always hold a high standard for their personal appearance. As the title suggests, when they look good and smell good, they will naturally feel better about themselves. Now it is also important to ensure that they fully understand they are doing it for themselves, not to impress others.

 

2. Acknowledge:
Whenever your child displays a good attitude, achieves a small goal, or experiences a little success, you have to make sure to acknowledge it with love and energy. Children are constantly look for acknowledgement to find themselves in the world. We must give them that sense of worth.

 

3. Affirmations:
Affirmations are a powerful tool to influence the psychology and outlook of your child. Every day, have your child repeat after you positive declarations that will build the foundations of their behaviour. For example, have them say, “I am Great. I am Strong. I am a Leader.” Over time, these small affirmations will become part of who they are.

 

Comment below which of the 3 ways you will implement today! And feel free to share it with someone who needs it!

 

 

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About Invincible Worldwide

Invincible Worldwide’s mission is to empower people to be physically, mentally and socially extraordinary. Alan La, founder of Invincible Worldwide is an International Sports Karate Association Hall-of-Famed Martial Artist, Best-Selling Author, Speaker and Young Australian of the Year finalist. Together with his team, they provide world-class physical and mindset training programs, seminars and performances for people all over the world. 

 
More specifically, Alan and his team have developed a unique award-winning Invincible Juniors program which fuses martial arts, acrobatics and leadership skills to empower young kids to be physically and mentally prepared for success in life and in school. 

 

For more information about our unique Invincible Juniors Academy, go to: https://www.invincibleworldwide.com/juniors-program-intro

10 Homework Tips To Help Your Child Stay Confident And Focused

Do you struggle to get your children to finish their homework? Even newbie grade-schoolers, who love doing it at first, often lose their enthusiasm and start stalling. After a long day, you just want your child to knuckle down so you can get dinner on the table or start the bedtime routine.

Here are 10 powerful and effective tips from Scholastic author, Stephanie Wood, that are guaranteed to bring harmony back into your homework routine, whether your child is a kindergartner or a fifth-grader, a whiner or a procrastinator!

1. For Every Child: Do It as Early as Possible

On days when there are no afternoon activities, give your child a time frame — say, between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. — to get down to business. The only rule is that 5 o’clock is the latest time to start. If you work, that means homework duties will fall to the after-school caregiver. At Invincible HQ, we have a homework table for kids to get some work done before they begin their lesson.

2. If Your Child Forgets: Create a Call List

From kindergarten on, kids need a list of three or four classmates they can call on when they forget an assignment, says Ann Dolin, M.Ed., a former teacher and author of Homework Made Simple.

3. If Your Child Is Intimidated: Build Confidence

When kids don’t get something right away, they may feel like they’re stupid and start to shut down. You can short-circuit negative thinking by sitting down and figuring out the first problem together. That alone can help him remember how to do the rest. Then use the praise: “You did a great job on that one! Try the next one now.”

4. If Your Child Tends To Daydream: Change the Scene

Something as simple as a special place to work can boost a child’s motivation and, in turn, their confidence.

5. If Your Child Procrastinates: Beat the Clock

Set a timer for five minutes, shout “Go!” and have your child work as fast as she can until the timer goes off. At that point, she can take a short break or keep going — and many kids continue. Racing against a timer gives kids an external sense of urgency if they don’t have an internal one. But it’s not an excuse for sloppy work, so tell them to go over it before they put it back in their folder.

6. If Your Child Is Lazy: Exercise

By doing physical activities and being surrounded by positive people who are always training and improving, they learn to set positive habits that reduced their laziness. We aim to surround kids at Invincible HQ with positive hard-working role models so that they can build these habits. You can also download a printable training routine for home from another post here!

7. If Your Child Whines: Leave the Room

Kids who drag things out are often doing so for your attention — they’re enjoying the interaction on some level. Avoid joining in. And if you must stay in the room, have your child work in a spot that’s farther away from whatever you’re doing.

8. If Your Child Is in K-2: Keep the Positive Feedback Coming

Little kids need instant feedback, so it’s okay for parents of young grade-schoolers to correct mistakes. Then emphasize what your kid’s done well. After he’s finished, take his paper and say “Hmm, I’m looking for something . . .” After scanning it for a minute, say “Aha! Look how well you wrote your letters in this part!” or “This sentence is even better than the one you came up with yesterday!” If you praise specific improvements, your little learner will become more inclined to try to do a good job the first time around.

9. If Your Child Is in Grades 3-5: Plan, Plan, Plan

Many teachers will break down big projects into a series of deadlines so that children learn to budget time. If your kid’s teacher doesn’t, show your child how to “scaffold” the assignment yourself. Together, divide the project into steps, then help them estimate how much time each will take. Get a weekly or monthly calendar and then write down which steps she’ll tackle when — and for how long. To get the most out of your calendar, include everything — from martial arts practice on Mondays to the reading log every night so you both can plan realistically.

10. Let ’Em Vent

When your routine is upended — and your kid hasn’t even started his homework — ease frustration by letting him complain. Listen, empathize, and state his feelings back to him (“You sound upset”). Once your child feels understood, theu’ll be more likely to accept your suggestions — and better able to focus on what needs to be done.
Let us know which tip is your favourite and feel free to share this article to help other parents struggling to get their kids to finish their homework!

 

 


About Invincible Worldwide

Invincible Worldwide’s mission is to empower people to be physically, mentally and socially extraordinary. Alan La, founder of Invincible Worldwide is an International Sports Karate Association Hall-of-Famed Martial Artist, Best-Selling Author, Speaker and Young Australian of the Year finalist. Together with his team, they provide world-class physical and mindset training programs, seminars and performances for people all over the world. 

 
More specifically, Alan and his team have developed a unique award-winning Invincible Juniors program which fuses martial arts, acrobatics and leadership skills to empower young kids to be physically and mentally prepared for success in life and in school. 

 

For more information about our unique Invincible Juniors Academy, go to: https://www.invincibleworldwide.com/juniors-program-intro

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How To Tie A Martial Arts Belt With Meaning

A Martial Arts Belt is not just a showcase of your rank or a belt that sits around your waist. It is a symbol of discipline, hard work, dedication and honor.

The way you tie the Martial Arts Belt also has meaning and significance. It reminds of achieving balance in life (yin-yang), and to always be rising and growing.

Please help me teach our kids the value of honor and respect by teaching them to treat their belts with care. They should be worn proudly to class, and kept folded neatly when not in use. They should never be thrown around or left lying around.

We look forward to seeing your family at training! Thank you for helping me on my mission to build extraordinary kids around the world!

Awaken the Dream,


About Invincible Worldwide

Invincible Worldwide’s mission is to empower people to be physically, mentally and socially extraordinary. Alan La, founder of Invincible Worldwide is an International Sports Karate Association Hall-of-Famed Martial Artist, Best-Selling Author, Speaker and Young Australian of the Year finalist. Together with his team, they provide world-class physical and mindset training programs, seminars and performances for people all over the world. 

 
More specifically, Alan and his team have developed a unique award-winning Invincible Juniors program which fuses martial arts, acrobatics and leadership skills to empower young kids to be physically and mentally prepared for success in life and in school. 

 

For more information about our unique Invincible Juniors Academy, go to: https://www.invincibleworldwide.com/juniors-program-intro

2 Tools To Help Keep Your Kids Busy These School Holidays

One of the challenges that parents have during school holidays is finding things to keep the kids busy. 

It is good to give them a break from the normal routine of school, however, too much of a break stops their momentum of growth, learning and improvement.

Kids need to have a routine that challenges them and keeps them in focus. 

​​​​​​You don’t want to let them just play or the iPad or sit on the computer all day. Nor do you want them to go to a friend’s house all school holidays. Who knows what they could get up to.
So we’ve created for you 2 powerful resources to help you keep your kids BUSY, PRODUCTIVE and FOCUSED during these school holidays!

1. SUCCESS HABITS LIST: We’ve created for you an Invincible Kids Habits list which has been proven to be highly successful in building strong habits for life. Simply print this out and there are set tasks for them to complete each day. Your child will colour or tick each box every day for every habit that they complete. You can download the list here: Download Habits List (Simply right click and “Save As”)

2. TRAINING PROGRAM: Get the kids to write up their own training program based on the exercises and drills that they do at The Invincible Kids Classes. Ask them to demonstrate for you a few things that they’ve learnt over the weeks.

Here’s a sample one if they get stuck:

  1. 10 x Elbow-In Push Ups
  2. 15 x Squats
  3. 15 x Sit Ups
  4. 5 mins Power Stretching
  5. 10 x Front Kicks (each Leg)
  6. 10 x Roundhouse Kicks (each Leg)
  7. 10 x Jumping Kicks (each Leg)
  8. Practice their Forms 5 times

We look forward to seeing your family at training! Thank you for helping me on my mission to build extraordinary kids around the world!

Awaken the Dream,

Alan La
Founder of Invincible Worldwide