Connecting with your Kids Workshop on Problem Solving
As parents, we naturally want the best for our children. We want them to have happy, safe and rewarding lives filled with possibilities. Teaching children ‘executive skills’, also known as life skills are vital for them to succeed in the futures they design for themselves. Executive skills are often learnt later on in life on the job by trial and error. They help individuals to be adaptable or to ‘read the play’. Executive skills are the people skills that enable us human beings to be able to socialise, communicate and interact with each other in harmony. They can include gratitude, empathy, communication, imagination, organisation, self-awareness and resilience. There are so many benefits for our children in learning these life skills at an early age. And, more than all that, these skills build connection and closeness in families. Being connected as a family is one of the most special things that can be experienced in life. Young people in our communities are experiencing higher rates of depression and anxiety; one in four young Australians currently has a mental health condition. Suicide is the biggest killer of young Australians. It is vital that we are connected with our children so they feel they have someone they can come to if they experience any mental stress. I’m offering a free series of workshops and through participation you can expect the following:
- simple, practical and easy ideas you can use at home with your children to help build stronger family relationships
- improved self-confidence in communicating with your children
- clear methods for connecting with your kids
- creative ideas to teach a variety of different ‘executive skills’ to your children
- happier, more secure kids
- improved academic results.
This second workshop offered at Barwon Heads Primary School will be focusing on Problem Solving. As parents, we will be exploring fun ways on how we can help our children be better problem solvers. This vital executive skill may help your children to have a more positive outlook on life and also become more resilient when faced with challenges.
When: Wednesday 14th March
Time: 7.00pm – 8.30pm
Where: Barwon Heads Primary School, new Grade 6 open learning space (behind the Barwon Heads library)