We appreciate and respect the important roles that our parents play in the Tiger Rock program. Without a strong sense of parental involvement, we would fail to reach many of the goals that we set for their childrens' success.
When parents ask what their child can be doing better in class, or go the extra mile to get their daughter that additional class or two prior to testing, they are helping to play an active role as members of their child's (our student's) support team. Yes, we are very grateful to the many parents who do more than just pay their child's tuition, but who serve as advocates for everything that we do as mentors/role-models.
I asked Dr. Kristen Wynns, a Clinical Phsychologist, for her thoughts on parental involvement as it relates to student success. This is what she had to say:
"Parents are an essential ingredient in their child's success in school, sports, and other activities. It is often parents' enthusiasm, support, and cheering that motivates a child to try his or her very best. Parents are probably the most important influences on children’s lives and parents who are able to play a supportive role in their children’s learning and activities can make a huge difference to their achievement, behaviour and attitudes.Although parents are often needed for the logistical part of a child's activities (chauffeur, buying equipment, signing up for an activity), it is often the emotional and psychological support for the child that pushes a child to excel."
There are a few things that you can be doing as a parent of a Tiger Rock student in our program to help them achieve their potential:
In closing, it is an honor to teach your child and to be a role-model for them. We do not take this responsibility lightly...And we appreciate you reading this article, because it shows that you really are an involved parent! Thank You!
About Tiger-Rock Martial Arts International
Tiger-Rock Martial Arts s a National franchising company providing health, skills and fitness training through its franchisees’ Martial Arts programs for members of all ages. Our programs enrich their personal and professional lives in many ways. Tiger-Rock programs are a blend of modern sport science, the latest research, and hundreds of years of martial arts tradition to provide you with the most effective experience available.