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When we decided to sign up for our family package with Mastery I was thinking... sure! I'll do some Kick boxing classes.. My Husband decided he wanted to try out karate with the kids... so since everyone was doing karate I decided to join as well.. Due to lack of confidence I was not very sure about how great I would do in the class. After a couple classes I started realizing.. not only are these classes amazing for my children's confidence but my own as well. We have all been with Mastery for about 2 months now and we couldn't see ourselves NOT doing this together as a family. We feel welcome at Mastery MA we feel like we have a connection to the instructors, friendships with our peers. Its all just a normal routine now that we just couldnt not have in our weekly schedule. Not only is Mastery amazing for our family but its great for me and my husband as well. Not only are we partners for many of our Karate classes but we also get a free night to ourselves once a month during parents night out. A day where we can feel comfortable bringing our children to be watched after by Mastery so we can have time to ourselves.. If you are looking for something for your children or even your whole family to partake in. Give Mastery MA a try... Its absolutely amazing.

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We signed our son up about a year ago in hopes that we would make some progress in his behavioral issues, like discipline, respect and focus. His behavior at home has surely improved, and a few months ago I joined him on the mat. We love doing this together. It's a great workout, and it teaches so many great skills, not just for kids!

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This is by far the greatest investment we've made toward out daughters future. The leadership program is helping her become more confident in herself. She's having so much fun doing something she never thought she could do. Thank you to all the staff members for your encouragement and support.

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After doing a research and checking out numerous places we are so happy to have chosen Mastery for our son. Amazing atmosphere, great leaders and role models is what we see each at each class. There's a difference between doing a job and being passionate about something, that's what makes the difference here, the passion to share what they know. Looking forward to the day our son becomes a black belt and all the memories he's making here!

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Me and my son take class here and it has changed or lives!!! Really great experience!! And teaches u about life skills and self defense and lots more.if you have the chance take a class you will see.. And a special thanks the mr. Pezzillo and his team!

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My son Jayden has been a part of this program a little over a month, and already we see an improvement in his effort, self esteem, and discipline. He feels good leaving karate and we couldn't be happier with the amazing staff! They don't give hand-outs to the kids like everything else;, however they're always acknowledged and positively reinforced encouraging them to do their best all the time! 5 stars

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Just did my granddaughter's 7th birthday party here today ... And they did a GREAT job!! Very friendly, kids loved it, and a very positive message runs throughout everything they did. Highly recommend it!!

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After having struggled for a number of years to get our son active & involved in an organized sport, we finally found something that he LOVES. Our child has ADHD & learning disabilities and not to mention is very shy & lacked self confidence. I was afraid that he would have a hard time keeping focus & wanting to quit. That was not the case here. I've never seen him so focused & excited. I commend Master West's dedication to all his students. He takes pride in each & everyone at all levels & all ages. His leadership skills have captured our sons full attention & after only a short time we already find his confidence building. He may not have perfected the forms yet, but he does not quit & knows he WILL get there. Not to mention the leadership class was the best decision we could have made. I couldn't believe my eyes, when after only a couple classes he is volunteering to lead the class. I couldn't be more proud of how much he's already accomplished & couldn't be more thankful & impressed with Master West & his MIT's for the great leadership skills & role models they are to all their students.

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You want to see respect, confidence and leadership? I saw a seven year old kid get up in front of a room full of people of all ages and, without hesitation, stand tall and yell orders for the room to follow. He then volunteered several times to demonstrate the knowledge of his art in front of everybody. This same seven year old kid then proceeded to recite from memory a lengthy creed, which the room repeated after him. His acceptance of his mistakes and his willingness to keep trying till he gets it perfect is a testimonial to his ongoing transformation. This seven year old is my son...the place that deserves the credit: Mastery Martial Arts - Smithfield.
Thanks to Chief Instructor Ryan West, and his whole staff of instructors.

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When I first took my 5 year old daughter to Mastery Martial Arts Smithfield I was looking for her took get active and make some new friends but what I and my daughter received was so much more , it's a very active class , she has made many new friends but she has also learned that with hard work come the rewards, my daughter absolutely loves it she has been at it for 2 years and is now preparing for her apprentice black belt all with the help from Mr Ryan West

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We started a trial session and just signed up for classes after the trial is done. 2 classes in my husband and i love what it's doing for our son. Hoping to continue to be able to take our son and see him blossom more.

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We just moved to the area and my husband found this place close to our home. They currently are both taking karate and LOVE IT! I cannot say enough positive things about Mastery. Mr. West always points out not only the positive, but guides the kids to do better and keep trying. It's great to see the teenagers in there helping the kids too. All the staff is great! (Obviously we love this place.) If you're looking for a place that will not only challenge your children but place them into a "family" this is def the spot!

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How bullying Effects Kids

The Serious Effects of Bullying on Children

Bullying is a serious issue in schools. According to pacer.org 1 in 5 kids is bullied.  But what makes it worse is when people don’t take immediate action to stop the problem.

Bullying can have serious effects on children, including depression and anxiety. It’s important that parents are aware of these effects so they can help their children recover from bullying.

This blog post will teach you how to spot bullying if you or someone you know is being bullied and how to take precautions in order to keep your child safe from harm. We’ll also give some tips for helping your kids cope with bullying at school and home.

Bullying is an issue that we must face head-on if we want to help our children grow and develop into healthy and happy adults.

There are many types of bullying, but one type which can be especially damaging if not dealt with immediately is called relational aggression. This type of bullying includes telling other students about your personal information or gossiping about you behind your back. These actions may seem harmless at first, but they can lead to other problems such as depression and anxiety for the victim.

It’s important that parents pay attention to how their child responds when this happens in order to prevent any further damage from happening or continuing after school hours. Read on for more information on what to do if you or someone you know is being bullied.

Provide details on how to spot bullying.

Be sure to pay close attention to the signs of bullying from children and teens, as bullying is a serious issue. Read more about how to spot the signs of bullying below:

Check for bruises or cuts on a child’s body that can come from being beaten up or pushed against a wall.

Watch out for sudden changes in behavior, such as being excessively withdrawn, overly compliant, overly aggressive or defiant, sulky, depressed or showing extremes in mood swings.

Look for flat and fake smiles when greeting someone.

Notice if the child suddenly starts wearing less clothing such as baggy clothing or coats even when it is hot outside; this could be an indication the child is trying to conceal injuries.

Explain what you can do if you or someone you know is being bullied.

If you or someone you know is being bullied, there are a number of things that can be done. The first thing to do if you are being bullied is to have an adult figure in your life who can help you. If this does not work, try talking to the person directly. However, this last resort should be used when all other options have failed.

Offer tips for parents on how to help their child cope with bullying at school and home.

Bullying can have serious effects on children, both in and out of school. It can cause them to feel isolated and alone, and it can also lead to problems in their academic performance. Additionally, bullying can have long-term psychological effects, such as depression and anxiety. Parents should take steps to help their children cope with bullying, both at school and at home. This includes talking to them about the issue, offering emotional support, and helping them to develop coping mechanisms.

CONCLUSION

Bullying is a serious issue in schools, but it can have even more significant consequences if students are subjected to bullying on an ongoing basis. If you or someone close to you has been experiencing some kind of emotional distress as the result of chronic bullying, know that there are many resources available to help them cope with their feelings and heal from this traumatic experience. Talk about what’s happening with your child; seek out professional counseling services; try talking directly to the bully (if they’re willing), and develop coping mechanisms for any future instances of bullying. These steps will ultimately make sure that your child feels safe at school and home – which should be everyone’s goal!