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David Foard reviewed Dragonfly Martial Arts
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My wife and both of our children attend and we could not be happier! This is a great place for anyone. Steve will make you feel right at home they all treat you as family.

Stephanie Coombs Taylor reviewed Dragonfly Martial Arts
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Both my boys are really loving the classes. Steve and his staff are amazing

Brian Kujak reviewed Dragonfly Martial Arts
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Mr Williams and the staff treat their clients and customers like family. I highly recommend the studio that teaches many different forms of martial arts that allows your skills to be very well rounded.

Crystal Hill reviewed Dragonfly Martial Arts
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Our kids love going and they love all the instructors.

Jake McCalmon reviewed Dragonfly Martial Arts
5
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Steve Williams is a great instructor for both the kids, and adults. He had an impact on my martial arts training, and he is now contributing into my kids martial arts experience. He combines the right amount of fun with strictness, and provides a well rounded approach to self defense as well as a regulated sparring environment.

I highly recommend Dragonfly Martial Arts in McKinney, or anywhere Sensei Steve Williams teaches.

Kimberly Gardner reviewed Dragonfly Martial Arts
5
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My daughters have been attending here for quite some time now and I’ve seen a tremendous increase in their confidence and their discipline has improved as well. Steve and his staff are awesome with the kids and we look forward to lessons!

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Attitude of Gratitude

We have all heard this before, that we should practice an attitude of gratitude. Sometimes we find ourselves in a rut, and then we struggle to do the things we know we should be doing. If we take a minute, and really look though, everyone is truly blessed with something, we just have to take a look.

I have found myself in that position before. Here recently, with Covid, and everything going on in the world, I have found myself feeling anxious and out of control. I am left with a feeling of inadequacy and feeling like I am not worth anything. I feel like our children are going through the same feelings.

What can we do to help? The key is, to foster a mindset. The mindset to take a look each day and see where we are blessed. To put down the phones, step away from the noise, and then appreciate the friends, family, and things we are blessed with. Maybe spend some time thinking of who and what is important to us, and focusing on that.

What can we do as parents to help develop this attitude of gratitude? We can demonstrate an “Attitude of Gratitude” to our children by always using good manners. Saying “Please” and “Thank you” go a long way in showing gratitude toward others for the things they do for us. Teach your children to earn things so that they learn to appreciate what they have versus what they don’t.

You can also give them chores or tasks around the house. Make them earn things such as an allowance or a toy that they may really want. They’ll learn to be more thankful for the things they receive and have and to take better care of them. Show your gratitude for your children through appropriate praise and lots of hugs.

Your children’s self-esteem will grow when they feel appreciated for who they are and what they do by your expressed gratitude.  What are you thankful for?