The Listening Posture

Parents; Have you ever found yourself wishing that your son or daughter listened better?  Do you feel that just a slight improvement in their listening skills would make a huge difference in their potential?

Getting your child to absorb 100% of what you’re telling them is a challenge that many parents and teachers face.

Did you ever wonder…”Boy I hope he listens in school better than he does at home!”

If your son or daughter could improve their listening comprehension just 10% it would have a profound impact on them don’t you agree?

So here’s what you can do…

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First understand that your child is forced to deal with dozens of external distractions during the course of the day; TV, radio, computers, video games, friends and the list goes on.  These external distractions combined with your child’s internal distractions, (the inability to control one’s thought process) cause most listening problems.

Make your child aware of these two distractions, (internal and external) and teach him the difference between each, then get him/her to give you examples of when each one affected his ability to listen.

Just this knowledge will make him/her a better listener.

Teach your child the importance of focusing his eyes, ears, mind, and body.

Focusing all four will engage him/her totally in the listening process.  Make sure your child knows that when it comes time to listen the first thing he has to do is look at the person talking in the eyes.

When his eyes are focused he could then tune in his ears to the message and process it in his mind.  Now you’re getting somewhere!

Finally, teach him about standing or sitting up straight when listening, if the body is out of focus or slouched the message will not be clearly understood.  Maybe you could hold off on delivering your message until his body is focused and up-right.

Becoming aware of these simple but effective concepts will go a long way toward helping your child be a more focused listener.  Try them out and see how they work!


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About SKS

Christopher Feldt, Samurai Karate Studio, Karate, Martial Arts, Active Shooter, Self Defense, Columbia, South CarolinaSensei Chris Feldt is the owner and chief instructor of Samurai Karate Studio, a leadership academy located in Northeast Columbia, South Carolina. His school teaches karate to children and adults ages 4 and up. SKS specializes in self-defense, anti-bullying, stranger danger and character and leadership development.


Mr. Feldt was an adjunct professor at the University of South Carolina for college credit in karate and self-defense.


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Samurai Karate Studio has been recognized as a leader in martial arts instruction by being honored with the Best of Columbia Award for martial arts instruction for 9 consecutive years in a row.

Sensei Feldt is a certified instructor for group and personal protection training. SKS offers Active Shooter Training, Real Estate Safety, 10 Week Self Defense Academies, Bully Workshops, and Child Safety Camps.

We also provide corporate safety training.

Sensei Feldt has been a guest speaker in the Richland 2 School District covering school talks on stranger danger, anti-bullying strategies, kindness, and making good choices. He is available for both private and corporate self-defense seminars

Samurai Karate Studio is also a proud member of MAAB, Martial Artists Against Bullying, a nationwide program made

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up of martial arts schools throughout the country that are committed to helping children who are victims of bullying. If you or someone you know is being bullied, we are here to help. But, you have to take the first step and either call us at 803-462-9425 or email us at: [email protected]

Bullying is one of the most serious issues we face today and with the right coaching, students can learn how to defeat the bully using non-violent strategies.


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