Archive for the ‘pediatric’ Category

Perfect Practice does NOT make Perfect!

Sunday, December 6th, 2009

You're often told that practice doesn't make perfect; perfect practice makes perfect. Unfortunately, this redundant cliche lacks meaning and guidance. Firstly, even if you could practice a perfect technique, the body always adapts neurologically, so technically... perfect practice would make perfect-er. But that's not the problem is it? The difficulty isn't ...

Kai: My Son’s 1st Boxing Video

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

Kai Sonnon takes on his much more seasoned (but still good looking) father in a round of fisticuffs... because the Son got scolded but Dad was wrong, so now... is payback time. I try to not teach my kids martial arts believe it or not. We only play. We've been playing ...

What’s Your Total Physical Response; and your Kids?

Sunday, March 22nd, 2009

My mother helped me seek out many alternative educational approaches as a child. But due to my rampant forms of dyslexia, I found great difficulty in comprehending language, understanding concepts and internalizing ideas. So often did I have that glazed over look in the classroom that my teachers nicknamed me ...

The 11 Essential Skills to Teach Your Children

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

As my children continue to sprout, I find myself focused on sharing with them the essential skills which I believe a self-sufficient adult should master. These are low-tech, perennial disciplines which I intend to offer my family. Read through these, and let me know what your essential self-sufficiency skills are. ...

“It Will Never Get Any Easier.”

Monday, September 8th, 2008

As a coach for decades, I have over-heard trainers advising people, "don't worry, it'll get easier." I believe that this lie ultimately does not serve you, which is why some of my students misunderstand my coaching as "tough love." I've found being a parent to be the most difficult and most ...

Help Cure Childhood Autism!

Monday, August 4th, 2008

Read this and break out the card, because this is what matters most: our children. This just in from Circular Strength Training Instructor, Jeffry Larson: "There is rising threat in this country that is affecting more and more people every day: Autism.  Current statistics show that 1 in 4 people in ...

The Shadow of your Genius

Sunday, July 13th, 2008

As a child, branded dyslexic and hyperkinetic (attention deficit disorder was only 1st termed in 1980), I faced incredible negative stigma as to my potential. It seemed just from the "diagnosis" everyone just gave up on me, as if I was no longer capable of aspiring to the heights of ...

How Does A Child Succeed?

Friday, January 4th, 2008

I received a really interesting email question from one of you today that I thought I'd share. "Considering how difficult your childhood was with your disabilities and the violence you survived, how does a child accept being told he is unlikely to succeed like you were?" Sitting on the board ...