Meltdowns Matside: Signs of Anxiety in Kids

How many times have you heard your kids say these things when dropping them off for jiu jitsu?: I feel sick. My tummy hurts. I need to pee. My legs hurt. My arms hurt. But I don’t want to! Or meltdowns, lots and lots of meltdowns. I know you have all dealt with this, because […]

The Do (Not Don’t) Of Effective Parenting

When we teach kids in our Growing Gorillas program how to coach, we teach them that it’s best to coach your athlete on what to DO instead of what NOT to do. Do’s not Don’ts. Better to tell an athlete in the heat of a battle to “Change levels and shoot” or “Get your grips”. […]