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An Attitude for Success

Society tends to identify successful individuals as being smart, or driven, or lucky. Many successful people do have some or all of these attributes, but new research from Stanford University has shown that a person’s attitude is a better predictor of success than smarts. Psychologist Carol Dweck, who has been conducting this research, found that a person’s attitude falls into one of two main mindsets.

All About Attitude

A positive or negative attitude is a choice. Our attitudes define how we handle difficult situations, challenges and obstacles in life. Similar to other habits, a positive attitude needs to be taught and displayed for children to learn. Having a positive attitude will not only help them become happier and more productive individuals, but research has shown it can also help their physical health by reducing and handling stress better. Check out these tips for teaching your kids how to have a positive attitude!

3 Activities to Teach Respect

As a parent, you are probably well aware of the differences between telling your child something versus showing them. Children learn best by doing. This doesn’t mean oral communication is out the door, but providing visual or hands-on activities for your children helps reinforce concepts and creates a deeper understanding. The concept of respect can be difficult for children to grasp, so we’ve compiled a few fun activities you can participate in with your child to help teach them how to be respectful.

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Ryan Bishop PhotoRyan Bishop, Head Waukee Instructor

Black Belt Since:
Instructor Since: 2008
Why Taekwondo: Taekwondo is not all about kicking and punching. I think of Taekwondo on more of the values that are taught here at Farrell’s such as self-discipline for your own actions, respect to everyone that you see and the perseverance one takes through practice of Martial Arts which is why I am blessed to be a part of something so special!

Master Bishop has lived in Des Moines, IA his whole life and couldn’t be in a happier place. His family put him in Farrell’s when he was just seven years old back in August of 1998 and he is very thankful of his mother and grandmother for putting him in something that he truly loves to do every day! Being a part of my students’ lives six days a week makes every day unique and also challenging for me but couldn’t be any happier anywhere else! In Master Bishop’s spare time, he loves to teach cardio kickboxing classes also located at Farrell’s, going to the gym as often as he can, going disc golfing and also loves weather, especially thunderstorms!




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