There are many mixed emotions about today. Some kids are excited, some are nervous, some are scared and some are just mad that the summer is over. The same with us parents. Some of us are excited to have the kids back at school and some are crying our eyes out. We want to partner with you to help your kiddos have a great school year. We will be sharing our weekly mat chat topics in the newsletter. In hopes that we can help you develop your child into a leader in there world. Our mission at MKG Madison is to "Develop more peaceful and more functional people, for a more peaceful and more functional world." That starts with our kids!
All this month, we are talking about RESPECT. That word is hard to define. Here we define it as "Being thankful for who people are and what they do in our lives". The first topic for our Respect unit is how to show respect for those in authority. In class, we remind the students that the best way to do this is by being a "First Time Listener". That means listening to those that are in charge (like Parents, Teachers, Coach and Instructors) and following the instruction the very first time.
In class we explained how being a first time listener is not only good for those in charge, it is good for the kids also. Being a First Time Listener means that parents and teachers will not have to repeat themselves. so there will be no need to raise voices out of frustration, which makes a better day for everyone.
Let's help our kids to have a great school year by reminding them to be Fantastic First Time Listeners!