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Suzana Stojakovic Forkapic reviewed Pedro's Judo Center
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Our son Nikola has officially been at this Dojo for one full year now and is thriving in this environment. Sensei Riley is there to teach Judo and much more with goal setting, a constant reminder of respect, kindness, and overall doing the right thing each day. He is in tune with each child speaking and instructing them with discipline and respect. I just love this place and look forward to each class and my son's development overall.

Mimi Lemay reviewed Pedro's Judo Center
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Pedro's is a remarkable place. I knew that the martial arts, if practiced right, could instill confidence and positivity in my kids, and Pedro's and Sensei Riley have not disappointed. I have three kids at Pedro's: Ages, 9, 8 and 6 and all three have enjoyed the experience, learned a lot and improved in strength, coordination and their belief in what they can accomplish! The classes are run well and on time, and there are plenty of chances for the kids to work toward promotion and participate in tournaments. We are glad we chose Pedro's Judo!

Beth Williams reviewed Pedro's Judo Center
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Jacob has just finished his third year of training at Pedro's. We could not be happier with his progress. We started down this path hoping for better school and home behavior, a little more focus and lot more patience and discipline. In three years the change has been remarkable! Our rambunctious, full of energy little boy has grown up- learned how to respect teachers, staff, parents and so much more- while still keeping his silly, charming personality. Sensei Riley is kind, understanding, beyond patient and a true cheerleader! We are so grateful to all the staff for being on this ride with us!

Leah Kunz Sullo reviewed Pedro's Judo Center
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I would absolutely recommend Pedro's Judo Center, we have had such a great experience and look forward to many more years of fun. This has been a great way for my four year old son to improve so many areas like focus and self-control all while being physically active and having fun.

I think my favorite part of this program is that they make this so much more than the classes that you attend at the dojo each week. They make such an effort to involve the entire family, we love the in house tournaments, promotion nights, kids movie nights, and much more. The other mom's and I even got to join in the class with them this morning in honor of Mother's Day for a pink belt, I'm not sure which one of us had more fun!

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Top Ways to Nurture Social and Emotional Development with Your Toddler

Fostering Self-Control and Confidence Through Early Friendships

 

“No,”  Said every two-year-old, ever.

The ‘Terrible Twos’ really don’t have to be so terrible. Engaging your toddler in a safe, constructive, active, and disciplined environment can strengthen focus and encourage cooperation. With a sense of security, particularly with a parent by their side at a very young age, toddlers are more likely to interact with an environment with confidence. Confidence also tends to eradicate emotions such as fear or shyness that may ultimately prevent toddlers from strengthening their social and emotional skills.

Organized, structured sports offer toddlers with the chance to practice their very first social interactions in an unfamiliar group and environment.

Think about it, most toddlers spend a majority of their early life with parents or siblings. Additionally, many toddlers typically don’t participate in organized activities until they are enrolled in preschool. Sports challenge toddlers both physically and mentally while targeting key emotional development milestones such as balancing independence with family identity, establishing early impulse control, exploring personal limits and understanding environmental boundaries.

Why not give your toddler the opportunity to get ahead and build a foundation for the social skills and emotional experiences that will be carried with them throughout their entire life? The sport of judo teaches core values such as respect, perseverance, confidence, and discipline through social interactions, personal growth, practice, and athletic challenges.

A toddler’s exposure to martial arts enhances development by providing a constructive outlet for physical energy and emotional guidance in a group setting.

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