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    Ara Simmons
    Strengths based parenting - Introductions
    2 April
    Public discussion Created by Ara Simmons

    We are no doubt spending a lot more time with our own children at home.

    It's a tricky time if we are juggling both our own children at home and also work. For many educators, this is a current reality.

    Stressful no doubt and when we do get this way we can revert to type, get very impatient and fault finding particularly with our children.

    With this, we would like to invite you to a series of ponderings around how we can support our own children to unlock their potential and strengthen our relationships with them while we have this additional time. This may give us some additional ideas on how we can support the parents of our tāmariki in their home learning spaces.

    With this our first video invites us to consider

    What are strengths?

    How do I recognise a strength?

    With this - How quick are you to notice the strengths of your own children? 

     

    In this next video we explore strengths spotting - and how we can do that.

    We also explore the pesky issue of negativity bias which can cause us stress and anxiety as parents.

    The curious question here is - when we work with our tāmariki in our class settings so do see what they can do, or is there always a focus on what they can't do?

     

    Resource links

    Strengths cards

    Derek Redmond - Never give up

    - By Ara Simmons
      • Ara Simmons
        By Ara Simmons
        Apr 3

        In this next video we explore strengths spotting - and how we can do that.

        We also explore the pesky issue of negativity bias which can cause us stress and anxiety as parents.

        The curious question here is - when we work with our tāmariki in our class settings so do see what they can do, or is there always a focus on what they can't do?

         

        Resource links

        Strengths cards

        Derek Redmond - Never give up

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