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Jonathan Hewitt

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

Jonathan Hewitt is founder of Life Ki-do Parenting, Martial Arts, and Life Education. Jonathan has taught martial arts and life skills to children for over 20 years and has a renowned martial arts academy in Austin, Texas. Jonathan has a degree in psychology from Emory University and has spent the past 25 years in intensive study of and training in meditation, mindfulness, and the brain-body connection. Life Ki-do Parenting: Tools to Raise Happy, Confident Kids from the Inside Out is available on and


Bullycide: A Parent's Unrelenting Nightmare

Unlike most emotional injuries, the core and source of the pain never changes at all -- I can go right back to December 5, 2006 literally in a heartbeat. I try not to do that, and therein lies one of the fundamental truths of the matter. Even I thought that by now I'd be free of the worst effects of my experience, I've come to realize that that sort of wishful thinking doesn't ring true.
07/18/2013 12:13 EDT

School Started! How to Not Lose Your Marbles...

As you and your children settle into the new school year with new schedules and new activities, it can all be quite overwhelming. Your role as family manager has just stepped into high gear -- planning, organizing, directing, monitoring, and motivating are in the forefront as you help your children adjust to everything this school year brings. So how can you get everything done and not lose your marbles?
09/21/2012 08:07 EDT

Getting Your Child (Mentally) Prepared for Back to School

The long summer break has come to a close and the shift toward school, homework, and routine is looming. Anxiety and stress can start to creep in as children face what can be the biggest transition of the year. So how can you help your child ease back into school mode and allay their fears?
08/28/2012 05:10 EDT