The Greatest Lesson
February 10th, 2019
The greatest lesson that your child will receive at Warhorse Karate, the one that will truly change their life forever, is how to deal with losses and failures. The thing that we see parents struggle with the most throughout the process to black belt is supporting their children through those ups and downs without saying "You were robbed.", "You should have won that match.", "You should have passed." and so on. There is no lesson learned in those words and you are actually taking away their power. When these situations come up later in life we are setting our children up to think they were cheated and have no control. At Warhorse we subscribe to the saying "If it is to be, it is up to ME." This can't be something we only say, it has to be something we practice.
If you didn't win.
If you didn't pass.
If you didn't get the promotion.
If you didn't get into the program.
On and on and on.
If there is one thing that parents take away, we hope it is not to devalue those lessons, they are the greatest lessons that karate will give your child and future adult. These coping skills change the pathways in your child's brain and give them true power to succeed over a lifetime. It sounds crazy, but a safe place to practice failure is priceless.