Des Moines, IA

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5 Tips for Being a Better Parent

Wouldn’t it be nice if we were handed a parenting manual along with our newborn? Unfortunately, that doesn’t exist. No two children are the same so it can be difficult to have the same outcome in the same situations, which makes parenting even harder and more frustrating. Follow these five tips for being a better parent, no matter your child's disposition.

Shaping Up Attitude

It’s important to establish what’s okay and what’s not when it comes to talking back, bad attitudes, and showing respect. At the end of the day, the issue with attitude is not usually what your kids are saying, but how they are saying it. Check out our tips to shaping up your kids' attitudes.

Managing Multiple Summer Activities

Whether you have multiple children participating in one activity each or one child participating in a couple activities, it can feel like trying to crack a locked safe to figure out a schedule that works for everyone.

Instructor ProfileMeet Our Team

Ryan Bishop PhotoRyan Bishop, Head Waukee Instructor

Black Belt Since:
Instructor Since: 2008
Why Taekwondo: Taekwondo is not all about kicking and punching. I think of Taekwondo on more of the values that are taught here at Farrell’s such as self-discipline for your own actions, respect to everyone that you see and the perseverance one takes through practice of Martial Arts which is why I am blessed to be a part of something so special!

Master Bishop has lived in Des Moines, IA his whole life and couldn’t be in a happier place. His family put him in Farrell’s when he was just seven years old back in August of 1998 and he is very thankful of his mother and grandmother for putting him in something that he truly loves to do every day! Being a part of my students’ lives six days a week makes every day unique and also challenging for me but couldn’t be any happier anywhere else! In Master Bishop’s spare time, he loves to teach cardio kickboxing classes also located at Farrell’s, going to the gym as often as he can, going disc golfing and also loves weather, especially thunderstorms!




Location Info

Beaverdale School         Waukee School
2706 Beaver Ave.            215 N. Warrior Lane
Des Moines, IA 50310       Waukee, IA 50263
515-255-0095                  515-978-3000