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My Story – Part 2

Back before children were taken out of abusive homes my father, as a young boy, was beaten so terribly by his angry parent that he was hospitalized several times.  I grew up hearing stories about how he watched his mother being swung around the room by her hair and the horror he felt as he … Read more…

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My Story – Part 1

As I was preparing to launch my daughter from the nest into the wide world I was concerned that she be safe since she would be far from home and away from my protection.  When I tried to talk to her about uncomfortable subjects, like sexual assault, she’d cover her ears.  She’d say, “I don’t … Read more…

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Safety Tips for Kids

Safety Tips for Kids

Hello Fight Like a Girl Friends! I hope your day is going well. I wanted to pass on these 10 Safety Tips that every parent needs to teach to their children.  It is so imperative that parents take on the responsibility to teach their kids safety skills.  It empowers your children to live their lives … Read more…

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One Thing Parents Always Ask

(Originally posted here.) Hi everyone! Hope your day is going awesome! One thing that parents always ask is “How do I help my child stick with karate?” or “My child seems to quit all the activities that he or she gets involved in, what can I do?” This is a very important question that every … Read more…

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Determination

(Originally posted here.) Determination. There are so many words for it. Perseverance, resolve, will-power, purposefulness, persistence. How about grit, backbone, spunky or sticktoitiveness? The Urban Dictionary defines it well: “Determination is simply not giving up. No matter how hard things get, or how badly you want to just give up, you keep on going…determination is … Read more…

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