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Discipline is always best to learn and this is the place to do it as well as having fun doing it with great and funny instructor.

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Chang's is a phenomenal program that teaches your kids respect, self worth, hard work, fitness, and dedication at the age of 3 and up. My boys love it and I noticed a change in their behavior at home too. Thank you Chang's!

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The staff at Chang’s are very friendly. I really enjoyed taking their class. Always a great time at Chang’s!!!!

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Can't say enough good things about Chang's (CMA). We have been a part of the CMA family since 2014. My son has been taking TKD and their instructor Mr. David is amazing with the kids. You can tell all the kids have a great time. We also held a birthday party at CMA for my son. Mr. David hosted and led all the activities, and truly made my son feel like the star and champion on his special day (got to break a special board and cut the birthday cake with a sword!). CMA offers a great summer camp so we will plan on registering again this year.

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I can't say enough great things about Chang's! My daughter started in April, 2017 and has worked her way up to an Orange Belt, plus just started a sparring class and she LOVES it. At her age, we have tried soccer, gymnastics, swimming and baseball - yes she loves them all for about a month but then loses interest and wants to move on to the next thing. With the great instructors at Chang's (especially Mr. David!!), and extra activities they often plan (Back-To-School party, Parents Night Out, Anti-Bullying class, etc.), my daughter honestly cannot wait for the next thing. She is also enrolled at their After-School program - I was concerned that going everyday could be a bit much and she would get burned out, but if anything, she is enjoying it more and more!
Kudos to Chang's for maintaining the interest level of a very outgoing 7-year-old and helping to teach her the art of patience and respect! You guys are the best!! :-)

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Congratulations Chang’s Martial Arts on completing 30 years. Taekwondo has helped my kids become strong, flexible, confident and social. They are more deciplined now.

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Nothing but great things to say about this place. The instructors are awesome! I've seen the change in my daughter. She use to be very timid and shy, she has gained confidence and has learned to focus.

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Rebuilding Social Skills During The Summer

Rebuilding Social Skills During the Summer

 

 

There’s no doubt that children’s social skills have become rusty over the past year and not progressed as they should have. With more limited interactions than usual, children have experienced adverse effects on their social development. And while many children have had the opportunity to engage in some school setting and/or activity, there were still restrictions on what type of interactions they could have. Now, as reopening efforts continue, it’s imperative we use the summer to help children regain lost social skills and build new ones. This will give them more social confidence when returning to school in the fall.

 

With all the changes to our lives in the last 12 months, anxiety surrounding social relations has increased and caused a sense of unsureness, especially for children. School settings and extracurricular activities have always been where children develop most of their skill set for social situations. With the lack of opportunities during the past year, progress has not only been halted, but many children have taken a step backward in their age-appropriate social development. Knowing this, parents and teachers can now begin helping children rebuild these skills. Providing opportunities this summer is the perfect opportunity to help children get a jumpstart before school starts.

 

Since we know that children need a refresher course to restore their social skill set, parents need to find opportunities to help their children do this. A few things can be done at home to get the ball rolling again. Opening a conversation for children to voice their concerns regarding expectations for social situations can help gauge what children are feeling. Role-playing scenarios can help children be prepared for how different types of social interactions may play out. This can lead the way to stimulate their social skills. But as with anything, real-world experience is critical in locking in the skills and confidence.

 

One of the best options for rebuilding social skills this summer is through the SKILLZ program. The fun, whole-child approach creates an environment that encourages social interactions between children in age-appropriate groups. The engaging, game-based approach allows for quality social interactions but in a smaller group setting. In addition, the Certified Pediatric Ninja Specialists that run each class are supportive and encourage social interactions. And to help solidify new skills, the Parent SKILLZ program also gives parents quick tips on staying attuned to their child’s emotions and behaviors so they can improve their child’s social development outside of the classroom as well.

 

As we continue to navigate through the apprehension of social situations with our children, we must be patient and attuned to their reactions. Involving them in programs and activities that offer nurturing social environments will help build their social confidence again. This will ultimately help them regain lost skills while also building new ones to get them back to where they should be developmentally. Children can then return to school and activities with a rejuvenated sense of social appropriateness and support in the fall.