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Month: August 2018

The Opposite of Helicopter Parenting – How Fencing Helps Kids Break Free

The Opposite of Helicopter Parenting - How Fencing Helps Kids Break FreeHelicopter parenting has been a much buzzed about style of raising children for the last several years. For those of you who might not know, helicopter parents are overly involved in their child’s lives. They step in to solve their kid’s problems from name calling on the playground to college professors who don’t give the grades they think their kids deserve.

The problem with helicopter parenting is that kid never learn how to handle situations on their own. Life is full of problems and unpleasantries that we have to get through in order to become independent and successful. When parents step in to fix every issue, kids never become empowered to take care of problems on their own.

Fencing in particular helps kids learn to take control of situations that arise on their own.  Here’s how.

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Does Hard Work Really Pay Off?

Does hard work really pays offHard work and dedication is at the foundation of any athlete, and fencers are no exception to this. Hard work can appear to be different to different fencers though, depending on their skill level, their training, and their passion for the sport.

But does hard work really pay off? Is it possible to see the results you want just from putting in hours and hours of training and effort? Let’s take a closer look at what is involved when you put in the hard work.

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