Building the resilient and happy child: Helping children to succeed emotionally and build wellbeing

Building the resilient and happy child: Helping children to succeed emotionally and build wellbeing

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Have you ever wondered what it means to help children succeed? Do you have some children in your centre who when things don't go their way lack the skills or knowledge on how to deal with this challenge successfully?

Wellbeing includes, good physical health, feelings of happiness, satisfaction and successful social functioning. It influences the way children interact with their environments and with others. A strong sense of wellbeing provides children with confidence and optimism which maximise their learning potential. It encourages the development of children’s innate exploratory drive, sense of agency and desire to interact with responsive others.

Wellbeing is correlated with resilience, providing children with the capacity to cope with day-to day stress and challenges. The readiness to persevere when faced with unfamiliar and challenging learning situations creates the opportunity for success and achievement. (EYLF pp 30)

In this session we will explore and provide you with skills to address the following:

  • How to effectively set personal and social goals with children
  • How to evaluate accomplishment towards realising goals for children
  • Interests, strengths and challenge – how do these relate to natural competencies and learning dispositions
  • How to assist children build healthy relationships with people and nature: connection and contribution to community
  • Explore the theories of self motivation for children
  • Developing emotional intelligence and resilience as a life skill

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