Guest Blogger

Jonathan Hewitt

Jonathan Hewitt

Jonathan Hewitt is the founder of Life Ki-do Parenting, Martial Arts, and Life Education. Jonathan has taught martial arts and life skills to children for over twenty years and has a renowned martial arts academy in Austin, Texas. Over the years, Jonathan has taught thousands of children ages three to nineteen. His martial arts academy runs at full capacity and often has long waiting lists.

Jonathan has a degree in psychology from Emory University and has spent the past twenty-five years in intensive study of and training in meditation, mindfulness, and the brain-body connection. His great joy comes from sharing ancient, universal life skills in simple, modern terms to inspire and empower children and teens to discover and live from their inner strength.

Life Ki-do Parenting: Tools to Raise Happy, Confident Kids from the Inside Out is available


Blog Posts by Jonathan Hewitt

  • Tool #3 for Resilience

    Tool #3 for Resilience

    As we all know, life can be very generous in delivering challenges. A key component to true and lasting happiness is learning the skill of resilience, the ability to bounce back from challenging times. Unfortunately, the only way for your child to really learn resilience is to actually work through times of challenge, adversity, or […]

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  • Tool #2 for Confidence

    Tool #2 for Confidence

    In today’s world of point cards, smiley-face stickers, and candy rewards, children are learning to feel confident only when someone else rewards them for their accomplishments. If a child feels confident only when she is rewarded or when she wins or when she does better than someone else, she is basing her entire self-worth on […]

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  • Tool #1 for Focus

    Tool #1 for Focus

    Being present, focused and aware is the starting point to happiness and greatness. However, we often spend too much time thinking about either the past or the future. When we think too much about the past, it can lead to depression. When we think too much about the future, it can lead to anxiety. Both […]

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  • Happy, Confident Kids from the Inside Out

    Happy, Confident Kids from the Inside Out

    There’s no doubt that more than anything else, parents want their children to be healthy and happy. Yet studies have shown that today’s generation of children might be the first ever to live a shorter life than their parents’ generation, and remarkably children were significantly less anxious and depressed during the Great Depression and World […]

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  • Tool #4 for Social Intelligence

    Tool #4 for Social Intelligence

    Research has shown unequivocally that having strong, meaningful relationships contributes to our overall happiness, fulfillment, and well-being. Yet today children have many obstacles to healthy relationships. As we have seen, there is an epidemic of extrinsic motivation amongst our children causing them to believe their value and self-worth comes from the praise and recognition of […]

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