Studio Success with Just for Kix
Courtesy Just for Kix

As a teacher or studio owner, customer service is a major part of the job. It's easy to dread the difficult sides of it, like being questioned or criticized by an unhappy parent. "In the early years, parent issues could have been the one thing that got me to give up teaching," says Cindy Clough, executive director of Just For Kix and a teacher and studio owner with over 43 years of experience. "Hang in there—it does get easier."

We asked Clough her top tips for dealing with difficult parents:

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This Nationals season has been one for the books! Across the country, competitions have featured some of the most undeniable young talent out there, and we have been absolutely obsessed with the social-media frenzy that has ensued since.

Curious about what we're talking about? Don't worry—we've compiled some mind-blowing posts from different Nationals events around the country that will fill you in on what's making our jaws drop.

Get ready to be amazed!

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New Jersey–based yoga enthusiast and teacher Laura Kasperzak uses social media to document her practice and update students on her class schedules. She has recently stumbled into Instagram fame, largely thanks to her daughter’s guest appearances in her yoga photo shoots.

Kasperzak even appeared on “Good Morning America” in a segment on how to turn a social-media presence into business opportunities. "GMA" suggests choosing a specific topic (your favorite dance genre, perhaps?) posting frequently, responding to comments and working your connections. If you’re taking Kasperzak’s example, eye-catching leggings seem to help, too!

Take a look at a few of the mother-daughter pair's most memorable poses:










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