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Colleen Demers

We have been going to NEMA since September, and my son loves it. Master Cooper is extremely dedicated and passionate about teaching, and his approach is holistic. He stresses that his students should apply his lessons of discipline and respect at home as well as at school. I have seen my son become more confident and physically fit. He has improved his attention and made new friends!! Master Red is always very helpful in answering any questions we have! I highly recommend NEMA!

Amanda Peters

I highly recommend New England Martial Arts in Marlborough. My boys (3 & 6) joined the school in January 2019. They are completely different kids where the oldest needs to learn discipline and respect while the youngest needs to improve on balance and confidence.
I absolutely love this school and all of the instructors. My boys have been improving in their goals. The 2 classes a week all year make it a normal routine and a great structured program improves the kids overall physique and confidence.
Highly recommend and always grateful.

Debbie Silva

I would highly recommend new England martial arts! My son almost 5 years old joined a couple of weeks ago and it was the best thing. Master Cooper and master Red are the nicest people and truly are great with kids. Mr. Cooper noticed my son needed a bit of help with coordination and he has already been improving and has increased his confidence in doing more things now. He says I'm a ninja now 😂

Mainor Zepeda reviewed New England Martial Arts Athletic Center
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Both my children go there
They love it and I recommend it

Janet Trapp reviewed New England Martial Arts Athletic Center
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We recently just started here and so far we love it. I do the kickboxing classes and my son is in the little dragons program. We came from another karate place where they just give the next level belt after so many weeks. I like, even though my son is four, that they still test them in order to progress.

Christine Freitas reviewed New England Martial Arts Athletic Center
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Love master cooper and his lovely wife Master Red great people we went to try outs for two days and I can say my two boys have better manners and they love it there!!

Cynthia Lincoln Andrews reviewed New England Martial Arts Athletic Center
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An AMAZING martial arts school! The staff is wonderful, very responsive and compassionate. You feel like family from Day 1! A comfortable place for all ages to learn and grow strong!

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Family Connection

 

To connect kids with parents.

Connection

 

One of the most important things that you can do as a parent is establish a connection with your child.  In fact, children need connection more than anything else.

Here are a few ways that you can begin to build a great connection with your child:

Daily Interactions:

 

  1. Make one-on-one connections with your child. Instead of asking a question from across the room, take an extra 15 seconds to walk to your child, get down on their level, maybe tap their shoulder or touch their arm, and ask the question.  Chances are they will engage right away (instead of ignoring you) and answer you because you have made that personal connection.

 

  1. Connect with your child as many times per day as possible. Every positive connection with your child means fewer disconnected or frustrating moments for both of you.

 

  1. Begin positive connections when your child is young. The more positive connections you make early on, the better they will respond and communicate as they get older. Over time they will have a strong enough connection with you that you no longer need to be right in front of them for them to answer your question.

 

  1. Reduce stressful interactions. Good connections reduce stress or cortisol, which is the stress hormone.  If you get upset with your child, it makes them upset, too.  By improving your connections daily, you begin to eliminate some of the obstacles in your communication with them which also eliminates stressful interactions.

Boost their Neurotransmitters!

 

You can “up” your child’s neurotransmitters to build a better parent-child connection, which means improving your relationship with your child by giving them positive reinforcement in a variety of ways that will allow them to thrive, feel happy, and be healthy.

  1. Tell your child about something that is going to happen that is exciting, so they can look forward to it. This improves the neurotransmitter Dopamine which is the anticipation chemical.

 

  1. Hug your child and let them know they are important. Oxytocin is the chemical that reacts through touching.

 

  1. Give your child praise for good behavior or a job well done. This improves Serotonin which is about feeling satisfied.

 

  1. Finally, give your child the chance to run and play or engage in a fun physical activity, especially when they are stressed or feel anxiety. Endorphins are engaged through active movement.

 

The last key bit of advice is to self-assess.  How connected you think you are with your child right now?  On a scale of 1 to 5 what grade would you give yourself?  Put these tips into action and make a better connection with your child because the more you connect, the better.