What a great month we have ahead of us this September!
First up, we have several birthdays this month. Let’s celebrate:
Rebecca Becker – 1st
James Bly – 5th
Makenzi Hay – 9th
Briley Patalano – 9th
Elijah Sewell – 11th
Anna Zangri – 13th
Peter Ferrara – 16th
Asa White – 16th
Lane Crutcher – 19th
Morgan Smith – 19th
Hayden Moore – 21st
Johnny Brietenmoser –23rd
Steven Wheeler – 23rd
Megan Landrum – 26th
Sean Hansen – 30th
Hazel Kowalewski – 30th
Secondly, this month’s theme is responsibility.
This is a crucial trait for children to develop in order to be functional, successful, and stable adults. These lessons cover responsibility in thoughts (realizing that you are, to a degree, in charge of your emotions and perception of the world) and actions. The former must be built internally; the latter can be built with external assistance.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
• Give children age-appropriate tasks that help the whole family. It will be easier for them to see a clear benefit when they are not the only one depending on it (for example, if your child does not care if they have a messy room, they may not see why keeping it clean is a worthwhile responsibility). Instead, let them be in charge of keeping a shared area clean, remembering to feed the dog, watering a household plant, etc. (Of course, you can still insist that they clean their room!)
• Remember that “Because I said so” isn’t a compelling reason for why your children must do/not do something. Explain the consequences or outcomes that make doing something necessary.
• As much as possible, allow them to make their own choices.
• Allow them to fail. Shielding them from all negative repercussions of their behavior/actions will stunt the development of their responsibility.
Finally, we have some important events to keep track of.
Sept. 5th – No class in observance of Labor Day! Everyone have a safe and happy holiday!
Oct. 3-7 – Fall Camp
Be looking for details on:
Special White Belt Testing Holiday Event
December Promotions Christmas Banquet
Have a fantastic September!!