Category Archives: Leadership & Confidence Training Facilities

Describes the special training facilities at the Marine Military Academy used to build confidence and leadership.

5 Ways to Build Your Teen’s Self-Esteem & Self-Confidence

Self-confidence at MMA

5 Ways to Build Your Teen’s Self-Esteem & Self-Confidence All parents want their teenagers to grow into happy and successful adults. Many think it starts with a strong education, but it actually begins with something more basic. A good education certainly opens many doors, but it is your son or daughter’s level of self-esteem and self-confidence that will better determine how far he or she goes in life. To be clear, self-esteem is how you feel about yourself while self-confidence is your ability to believe in yourself and is related to your actions. Self-esteem affects self-confidence, and vice versa. Teens who possess these strengths are much less likely to make … Continue reading

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Choose military camp, not fat camp!

climbing wall at summer camp

Would you like your teen to lose weight? Choose military camp, not fat camp! Today’s children are more likely to die at a younger age than their parents due to obesity and the health issues that tag along with it, such as diabetes and heart disease. Childhood obesity is a real problem, and it is still on the rise. Though the United States has a reputation for having too many overweight kids, the epidemic is now widespread in many other countries, such as Greece, Mexico and China. For good reason, more parents are sending their teens and pre-teens to summer weight-loss camps, or “fat camps.” If you are a parent … Continue reading

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Is Your Teen a Leader?

picture of a cadet leader

Would you like your teen to be a leader? Before we continue, let us be clear that being a leader and being a “star” are not the same thing. While there is certainly nothing wrong with popularity or achievement, leaders stand out more for their character and actions rather than for their talents or bragging rights. True leaders, in fact, are not motivated by recognition as much as they are by purpose. Being a leader is about making a difference in the world … and paying the price. True leaders possess at least three very important traits: they are responsible, they care and they act. Leaders are responsible. Leaders can be … Continue reading

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Leadership Quotes for Growth

Major General Lukeman

Brain Food for Leaders: MajGen James Lukeman gives young leaders quotes for growth Leadership is NOT a position, according to MajGen James Lukeman, Commanding General of Training and Education Command for the Marine Corps. “Leadership is what you do and how you act,” he said. “Leaders have the right habits of daily activity.” When MajGen Lukeman presented to the Marine Military Academy cadets, he explained to them that leadership is built on smart habits, honor and action — practiced daily. “Live life every day the right way. When things get tough, character carries you through it,” he said. MajGen Lukeman also left the young leaders with eight powerful quotes to … Continue reading

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