4 BENEFITS OF MARTIAL ARTS OR KARATE FOR CHILDREN WITH ADHD

4 BENEFITS OF MARTIAL ARTS OR KARATE FOR CHILDREN WITH ADHD

 Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a common condition exemplified by IMPULSIVENESS, HYPERACTIVITY AND INATTENTION, according to the child development institute.  Because they  have such sort attention span they struggle with socializing  and emotional control.  So parents do not know what activities they can put their child in without adding extra stress. Children with ADHD can not only enjoy, but use to help ease the symptoms of this disorder. Here is a few reasons why you should consider enrolling your child with ADHD  in a Martial Arts Class.

1. IT'S AN INDIVIDUAL SPORT....Team contact sports are one the the worst activities you could enroll a child with ADHD. Rather than enrolling your child in a sport that require such divide attention, consider a sport like martial Arts.  The instructor will be able to offer your child individual attention and tailor lessons to his or her needs and help when he or she needs it..  Kids can also work independently and work on their own forms

2.  BUT IT'S STILL SOCIAL.... MOST KARATE CLASSES ARE WITH OTHER KIDS, THAT DOES NOT MEAN THEY'RE COMPETING WITH EACH OTHER MARTIAL ARTS INSTRUCTORS KNOW THAT KIDS LEARN DIFFERENTLY AND SOME KIDS REQUIRE MORE ASSISTANCE THAN OTHERS. 

3.  IT'S RITUALISTIC.....MARTIAL ARTS OFFERS SO MANY BENEFITS FOR A CHILD WHO STRUGGLES WITH PAYING ATTENTION.  ONE OF THESE ASPECTS IS THE FACT THAT THE PRACTICE TENDS TO BE RITUALISTIC AND CHOREOGRAPHED.  RITUALS GOOD FOR ADHD KIDS BECAUSE THEY MAKE BEHAVIOR AUTOMATICALLY.  THEY NEED TO CREATE GOOD HABITS.  MARTIAL ARTS ALSO REQUIRES YOU TO CONTROL YOUR BODY AND FOLLOW THE MOTIONS. 

4.  IT ALLOWS THEM TO RELEASE ENERGY... MANY CHILDREN WITH ADHD STRUGGLE TO SIT STILL IN A CLASSROOM OR ANY OTHER ENVIRONMENT THE REQUIRES THEM TO SIT.  A LOT OF KIDS RELEASE THIS ENERGY BY FIDGETING OR STANDING UP AND WALKING AROUND.  IT'S IMPORTANT FOR CHILDREN WITH ADHD TO HAVE SOME OUTLET FOR THIS ENERGY.  MARTIAL ARTS HELPS STIMULATE THE BRAIN, ASSISTING WITH FOCUS, BUT THEY ALSO ALLOW CHILDREN TO MOVE AND RELEASE THE ENERGY THAT THEY'VE BEEN BUILDING UP ALL DAY IN THE CLASSROOM



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