Raising Resilient Children and Teens
How to help our young people fill their Resilience backpack
We all want to see our children reach their best outcomes and mature into healthy, strong resilient young people. Resilience involves the ability to ‘bounce back’ or recover when things go wrong or negative experiences impact us. By giving our children key strategies to develop resilience, we prepare them for life.
During this session, parents will be provided with key skills and strategies our children require in order to be resilient, strong and capable young people.
The six key areas that children require to develop resilience:
- Navigating difficult relationships
- Conflict management skills
- The personal values and attitudes we want to foster in our children
- Developing positive relationships
- How to foster optimistic thinking and self-talk
- Coping with stress and anxiety
Guarding our Girls
Audience- For those who work with Secondary aged girls
Raising girls can be likened to riding a roller coaster. At a time when girls are coping with a myriad of changes to their bodies and often complex social environments, they are bombarded with an avalanche of mixed messages in the media and through music as to how they should look, feel and behave.
Added to this are the pressures of friendships, boys and fitting in.
Having worked with and having run programs for adolescent girls for many years, Sharon has a special interest in helping parents and educators understand the challenges faced by our girls in an emerging culture of hyper sexuality and media influences. During this thought provoking and highly informative workshop, Sharon will discuss the key issues she sees our teen girls face on a daily basis in her career immersed in teen girl world. A practical resource sheet will be provided at the conclusion of this workshop.