Your kid is on his/her way to becoming an adult. The transition is happening fast (they may be thinking it’s happening faster than it really is). They are taking their first steps toward adulthood, and although we may not see it, there are a lot of pressures that influence your teen’s decision making.
It may seem like an easy road for them, they don’t have to worry about bills and other adult responsibilities, but they may be at a mental crossroads of what it means to not be a child anymore – and assume responsibility. Peer pressure and other influences, inside and out, become real forces at this age. You want to be sure that your teen is making the right decisions simply because it’s the right thing to do, not necessarily the cool thing.
The art of Tae Kwon Do can equip your teen with healthy lifestyle choices, habits and values to carry to the outside world. We equip your teen with the confidence to be their own person – to choose the right path without the fear of being shunned.
We will often put teens in leadership roles to take charge while being partnered with another intructor or student. These types of activities help to build self-esteem while developing a philosophical sense of responsibility that comes with guiding others.
Teens taking Tae Kwon Do often come to realize and appreciate that they play an integral part of something bigger than themselves. They are surrounded by instructors who teach by example and learn to gain respect by showing the same.