Parenting is never easy. If you are a parent, have you wondered if you are bringing up a happy, confident and well-adjusted human being? Are you enforcing boundaries yet nurturing freedom of expression with your children? Or are you just doing your best to get through the long work day while trying to be a good parent?
You are not alone. With mental health issues on the rise among children, the role of a parent is more important than ever. But how do you navigate between building discipline, yet ensuring your children of unconditional love and nurturing their self-esteem as they grow up in a world that is increasingly complicated?
Positive parenting strategies may be the answer. Unlike the more authoritarian, fear-based parenting approach of the past or the other extreme of permissive parenting, positive parenting is a strengths-based approach about cultivating discipline in a respectful manner, while strengthening children’s confidence. Based on empathy, it focuses on parents learning to connect with their children as children are nurtured to fix mistakes, and not just pay for them.
What is iSTEP?
iSTEP Positive Parenting programme – ‘Innovation, Science and Techniques for Education and Parenting’ – is one of the most effective brief positive parenting solutions. Developed by Prof. Ilona Boniwell, positive psychology and positive parenting pioneer as well as a mother of five, the iSTEP programme will enable participants to access scientifically-validated knowledge and skills related to various components of child and adolescent wellbeing. Through gamification and active learning, learners will be able apply these successfully.
- Parenting in the modern world
- Raising happy humans
- Emotions under scrutiny
- Strengths spotting
- Building a child’s confidence
- A recipe for positive relationships
- Motivation – addicted to learning
- Creativity – a 21st Century Skill
With this Positive Parenting Masterclass, you will walk away with:
- A science-based parenting toolbox, including tangible tools and games to play at home
- Busy parent survivor tips
- Feeling understood
- Feeling a lot more in control
- Resolving feelings of culpability
You will learn how to:
- Understand children’s developmental milestones and their interaction with current societal conditions
- Recognise the importance of mental health in children and teenagers
- Develop an awareness and understanding of positive parenting and one’s role in your child’s mental health.
- Learn effective strategies for building mental wellbeing and resilience in children.
- Become competent in engaging science-based techniques to raise happy and confident children
Who is suitable for this workshop?
- Parents of children from 2 years of age onwards
- Both working or stay-at-home parents
- Educators working with parents
Upon completion of this Masterclass, you will get a Certificate of Completion for the iSTEP Positive Parenting Masterclass.
About your trainer: Professor Ilona Boniwell
Ilona Boniwell is a professor of positive psychology at the University of East London and the founder of the UEL’s MSc in Applied Positive Psychology, the first degree in positive psychology in Europe. She is one of the most renowned leaders in positive psychology, working in this field for more than 20 years, and mentored by Martin Seligman. She also has five children.
Since the start of her academic career, Prof. Boniwell has published over 50 academic articles and 9 books, including two books on positive parenting. She has trained tens of thousands of parents and teachers in Europe and around the world. She has developed multiple positive education programmes, such as SPARK Resilience, Personal Well-Being Lessons and +ACTIONS.
Prof. Boniwell also founded the European Network of Positive Psychology, organised the first European Congress of Positive Psychology and was the first vice-chair of the International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA). She is passionate about practical applications of positive psychology to coaching, business and education.
19 – 20 Nov (Sat – Sun), 9am – 5pm
21 – 24 Nov (Mon – Thurs), 9.30am – 1pm
Fee: $1,391 w/GST
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