Are you ready for a hybrid world?

A special inquiry into the long-term impact the accelerated reliance on digital technology over the Covid-19 pandemic may have to our well-being suggests we need to plan for a ‘hybrid world’ (UK Parliament, 2021). This future embraces the flexibility of virtual and face-to-face work, communication and connection and the benefits both can bring – itContinue reading “Are you ready for a hybrid world?”

Developing Forgiveness in Youth

Forgiveness is closely linked to the character strength of humility and the positive emotions of empathy and compassion. The cognitive and emotional processes involved in forgiving can bring many personal benefits as well as playing an important role in maintaining healthy relationships. Young children are still developing their cognitive skills and their ability to forgiveContinue reading “Developing Forgiveness in Youth”

Strengths Based Parenting

Building up self-awareness, confidence and resilience is a key part of positive child development. One way to do this is to make children aware of their personal strengths and how they can regularly use them. A previous post about developing children’s strengths explores how you can foster this awareness in more detail. As children becomeContinue reading “Strengths Based Parenting”

WoW! News

When I learnt about WoW! News, I was keen to share it with you. Providing young people with opportunities to access age appropriate and balanced news is so important – WoW! News offers a platform to engage children with current affairs in a more positive and solution focused manner. It’s an invaluable tool that hasContinue reading “WoW! News”

Our Brain

Developing children’s emotional intelligence and teaching them to recognise their emotions can help children to overcome stress, manage aggression and express their feelings. It has an impact on their overall well-being, behaviour and relationships with others. One way to do this is to help children understand and recognise the different parts of the brain andContinue reading “Our Brain”

Curiosity

The mind that opens to a new idea never returns to its original size. Albert Einstein What Is It? Interested, inquisitive, eager to know, intrigued – these are all things you may feel when experiencing curiosity. When you’re curious, you want to learn more about something and may e.g. spend time researching, talking about orContinue reading “Curiosity”

Education: Well-Being and Resilience Books

If you’re interested in learning more about Positive Education, or generally exploring well-being and resilience in education, the following publications are a good place to start. Within the texts you’ll find references and suggestions for further reading on topics of particular interest. Many should be available at your local bookshop or library, alternatively they canContinue reading “Education: Well-Being and Resilience Books”

Greater Good in Education

“…skills that foster a thriving, resilient, and compassionate society – what we call ‘the science of a meaningful life’.” Have you explored the Greater Good in Education website?  It offers a great selection of evidence-based strategies and techniques to integrate social emotional learning and character education into schools. It also champions the creation of positiveContinue reading “Greater Good in Education”

Free Guide – Parents and Educators

 “…in order for children and teens to be able to focus and learn well they need to feel safe and supported by the adults around them – physically, socially, psychologically and emotionally.” (Resilience Now For Parents) CEO and founder of ‘Discovering My Purpose’ Laura Garrison-Brook recently shared the free e-book Going Back to School Well: AContinue reading “Free Guide – Parents and Educators”