Year: 2016

Super Respect – A Core Paragon Value

When we think about teaching and learning about Respect, we probably think about ways children can learn to respect their parents, teachers, friends and siblings. Over the past two months in our Super Kids programs we have worked on teaching respect for ourselves, and respect for others. This includes understanding the importance of staying true …

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Super Self Control and Social Defence

As you may remember from a previous blog post, social defence is the name we give to building and developing social relating skills: social interactions, social skills, communication, and managing conflict. This means getting along better with others, dealing with disagreements, avoiding negative situations, and not allowing others to affect us negatively. A strong focus …

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Social Defence as the first and best form of Self Defence

Last term in our kids superhero classes, we taught the use of positive language and reframing difficult situations to see alternative perspectives. This is a fundamental skill to develop in terms of focusing on solutions (rather than problems) and in strengthening our children to survive the challenges they face. We teach this positive focus in …

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Problem solving vs. Solution focusing: The power of positive language

Establishing good self-concept, an understanding of values, and believing in ourselves to help develop self-confidence and strengthen resilience have been the focus of our Flying Start and Safety Net programs in our kids programs this term. There are many practical ways to improve confidence and strengthen resilience in children, including practising good posture and eye …

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Self concept, confidence and resilience: emergent personal values

We have previously talked about the importance and the connection between confidence and resilience. Developing self-confidence – establishing a good self-concept, an understanding of our values, and believing in ourselves – is what manifests as resilience. With this as a basis, we can teach our children that they have the capacity to bounce back quickly …

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The link between confidence and resilience

Resilience can be defined as the capacity to cope with, adapt to, and recover from situations of adversity. The ability to “bounce back” from challenging life situations varies between people, and is influenced by biological, social and environmental factors. However, resilience can also be taught and strengthened with the right training and conditions (like a …

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