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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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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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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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