Vestavia Hills / Mountain Brook Kids Physical Skill: Balance

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In people, balance occurs when their mass is centered evenly between their supporting limb(s). Whether you are standing on two feet, one foot or on your hands or your head (!), when your center of mass is no longer in the middle of what is holding you up, you fall!  It doesn’t take a baby […]

Vestavia Hills / Mountain Brook Kids Life Skill: Discipline

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From a usage perspective, the word discipline sometimes gets a bad rap. We use it to refer to bad behavior (“he has discipline issues”). Or even worse, the resultant punishment (“we had to discipline him because of his bad behavior”). The fact is that our negative reactions to the word discipline occur due to episodes […]

Vestavia Hills / Mountain Brook Kids Life Skill: Focus

Focus allows our brains to fully immerse and therefore extract more information, be more creative and make better decisions at any one moment. Whether we are focused on what is happening on the field of play, in the classroom or on the job, our brains are most productive in this state.