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How Martial Arts Like Muay Thai Can Improve Your Child's Behavior

April 16, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 198

In today's competitive and multifaceted world, extracurricular activities and classes for children are getting increasingly popular. As a matter of fact, there are a myriad of options available these days. From cooking, art, music, sports and martial arts, there is definitely an incredible variety of classes to choose from. When looking for a good extracurricular activity for your child, you must take into consideration his or her temperament and interests. Like for example, if you struggle with your child's behavior or if your child is very hyperactive, a more disciplined sport such as martial arts might be more appropriate than traditional sports such as basketball. It can help give your child the chance to learn more about respect, discipline and hard work which in effect can have a positive impact on their behavior.


Martial arts such as Muay Thai can make your child more physically active, which in effect can help improve their behavior. Studies have shown that a regular exercise program resulted in better cognition and behavior especially to those kids with ADHD. As a type of physical activity, martial arts can really reduce symptoms of ADHD such as inattention, poor cogition and hyperactivity.


Like other martial arts such as Karate and Taekwondo, Muay Thai teaches discipline of the body and the mind. Maybe some parents might think that martial arts could make their child more aggressive and violent, but the truth is, it really does not. It teaches your child to respect their opponents and work hard to attain the next level.


Martial arts gives your child the opportunity to learn about proper socialization and respect for adults. Apart from that, your child will also learn how to show respect to his opponents and relate to other children as well.


When children feel so negative about themselves, there is a huge tendency for them to vent it out in undesirable ways such as bullying. Joining extracurricular activities such as Muay Thai can help your child improve their confidence so they won't feel the need to cause problems or belittle other kids just to get attention. In addition, if your child receives positive attention and feedback from other people, it raises their confidence level and self esteem.


Martial arts such as Muay Thai can help instill mental focus in your child. It gives them the ability to concentrate on a task from start to end.

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