Bullying and low self-esteem are two of the biggest problems children face nowadays that could be prevented through the practice of a professional martial art program.

How low or high self-esteem can impact children’s future. Self-esteem is similar to self-worth, and if it is high, it is like a child’s armor against the challenges of life (including Bullying). Kids who know their strengths and weaknesses and feel good about themselves seem to have an easier time handling conflicts and resisting negative peer pressures. They tend to smile more and to be more optimistic toward life in general, therefore, enjoying life more.

On the other hand, children with low self-esteem are easily target by bullies. They can find challenges to be sources of major anxiety and frustration. Those who think poorly of themselves have a hard time finding solutions for their problems, easily giving up on slightly harder tasks, and expressing a “I can’t” or I’m no good” attitude.

Bullying is a problem that has been among us for thousands of years, and it’s not going away anytime soon. Bullying and self-esteem are extremely correlated. If all the kids had a high level of self-esteem, then, it would be harder for bullies to pick their victims out of the group. The issue then, for parents and our society is more than to stop bullying (which is not the source of the problem), but to empower their children with high self-esteem and with the tools kids need to defend themselves (if needed) verbally, or even physically.

How does a professional martial art program help your child solve these two problems?

At Guillobel Brazilian Jiu Jitsu San Clemente, the children programs are designed to empower the students with a very effective style of self-defense, and also focuses on improving their character and providing them with valuable life skills, along with teaching the students how to be leaders in our society.

Through the practice of Brazilian Jiu jitsu, kids gain more confidence, learn how to focus their energy in positive things, and to be more respectful to everyone. Self-esteem comes from the students feeling capable of achieving their goals combined with a loving environment, where instructors really care for their students’ future as they care for their own family.

But signing your children up for a martial arts program isn’t enough. Parents must do their part.

How can parents promote healthy self-esteem in their children?

First, parents have to understand that patterns of self-esteem start very early in their children’s life. So, it’s wise to help your child develop a healthy self-esteem during their childhood. Parents must motivate and support their children to try, fail, try again, fail again, and then finally succeed, so their children can develop their own ideas about their own capabilities and how to overcome difficulties. Parents should also promote social interactions for their children.

Another way to promote health self-esteem in your child is by showing encouragement and enjoyment in many areas. Avoid focusing on one specific area; for instance, success on a spelling test, which can lead to kids feeling that they’re only as valuable as their test scores.

To experience a Guillobel Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu children’s program for 30 days FREE, call us today and schedule your first visit at our Studio. (949) 366-2107